Carol wanted to know everything she had done, how the roads were, and whether she had on the yellow pajamas or the blue ones. “I’ll have a hard time getting to sleep tonight without you.”
“Yes.” Immediately, out of nowhere, Therese felt tears pressing behind her eyes.
“Can’t you say anything but yes?”
“I love you.”
Carol whistled. Then silence. “Abby got the check, darling, but no letter. She missed my wire, but there isn’t any letter anyway.”
“Did you find the book?”
“We found the book, but there’s nothing in it.”
Therese wondered if the letter could be in her own apartment after all. But she had a picture of the letter in the book, marking a place. “Do you think anybody’s been through