Excerpt from Vanishing Time:
"12:10 PM Thursday, August 14
CAMA TRUESDALE WAS removing a heart when Beethoven’s Fifth trumpeted forth. Resting on the metal table beside his keys, Jake’s phone looked so familiar it was all she could do not to reach over and answer the call. She forced her attention back to the matter at hand, lifted the heart-shaped cookie cutter from the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and deftly ejected its contents.
The table had been Jake’s before they were married, was hers now they were divorced. She disliked it and the matching chairs, which were unyielding and cold, eye-catching but tolerable only if you didn’t have to sit in one long, the concept more compelling than the reality—like so much in life. Her mother had tried to teach her this: not always to trust what she saw."
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