even though it seems it's merely a deranged, anonymous--maybe even crank--caller to the police, who is insisting Pete Walsh is implicated in the Whiting murder (and others?), without any hard evidence to support the calls, the narrative sure has switched to a lot of scenes both of him, and of all women from his past. a lot of pages, for an innocent man (?).
these stories that center on abductions are always a little hard to take, when the scene shifts to the victim, who of course is either locked up or tied up or both, and I just wish the heroes would burst in and do some quick saving in the next ten pages or so. but then, we wouldn't have a novel...and this one is pretty riveting so far. I'll just bear the tension, yet again. creepy tale.