"Murder doesn't round out anybody's life except the murdered's and sometimes the murderer's."
"That may be," Nora said, "but it's all pretty unsatisfactory."
You said it, Nora.
I was glad to get to the end of this book. In fact when Gilbert casually enquired about whether or not incest was more acceptable out west than in the east, I damn near stopped reading. The sociopathic Wynants sure do put the 'fun' in 'dysfunctional'.
It will be a relief to return to the teetotal Mr Qwilleran and his Siamese cats.