Crime Always Pays — Chapter One Hundred-Forty-Five
Months passed without incident as Raven helped till the land. She loved getting down and dirty with the animals, knowing she was making her father proud.
With Stan locked away, she relished living life on her terms. No longer anyone barking orders, no uninvited demands on her time. As she took stock of her life, highlighting moments like finding Tyler’s assailant, she decided it had all been worthwhile.
Fortunately, Susan welcomed her back to the library, eager for Raven’s book club to draw in and assist an underserved crowd.
One morning, everything changed.
Raven finished her morning chores and walked through the kitchen door, finding her mother up early and sharing coffee with a stranger.
“Raven, come join us,” Frances said, waving her daughter in. “This is Magda. I believe you two have met.”