From the book
“When did you see Vanessa last?”
“The day before she went missing.”
“Did Vanessa seem like herself when you saw her last?”
“Tired, but it had been a busy week at school with a lot of tests. We were all tired. Other than that, I didn’t notice anything different.”
Audrey had asked herself these same questions when she thought back to Vanessa, repeating them over and over in her head, so the answers come out quickly, almost as if rehearsed.
“What did you guys talk about?”
“School, boys, Justin; Madison’s boyfriend, anything that was on our minds really.”
“Did you guys get into an argument?” This question leaves Audrey flustered for a moment.
“What’s that supposed to mean?” Audrey asks angrily.
“It’s just a question.” Detective Swan looks at her with a fake smile plastered on her face, but in her eyes, you can tell she’s enjoying this.
“No, we did not have an argument,” Audrey says bitterly.
“I see.” Swan jots something down in her notebook and leans forward intimidatingly. “Do you have any idea where Vanessa could be?” To anyone else this would be a simple question, but Audrey hears the accusatory tone in her voice.
Audrey leans forward as well so their faces are close together. “If I knew where V was, I wouldn’t be here right now. I’d be bringing her home.” She whispers, angrily trying to keep herself from assaulting a police officer.