Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lunchtime read: The Heart-Keeper

The relationship between Dorothy and Lewis is largely left unsaid but there are a few facts that point at least to the emotions that the young man is experiencing. For a start despite getting a job as an actor he remains as a lodger in her home. Then there are the jealous looks he throws her way when she goes out with her boyfriend Paul. Finally, there is the way he tries to buy her with gifts like a Rolls Royce.

But what starts to emerge as a possible problem is the decision by Lewis to go and sign for a Hollywood big shot. That night Lewis goes out and does not return and the same big shot producer he has signed for turns up dead in a gay brothel. Dorothy doesn’t suspect him for a second but the reader does.

More tomorrow…

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