A Study in Charlotte - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Brittany Cavallaro
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Jamie’s father is there to help him through his police interview. Their first meeting in years is awkward. His father is overjoyed to meet Charlotte, and tries to connect the teens’ shared past. Detective Shepard admits that Charlotte and Jamie have alibis for the hours before Dobson was found dead, although he may have been killed much earlier. They rehash the details of the fight.

Jamie and Charlotte each tell their side of the story. Detective Shepard reveals that Dobson was holding a copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Conan Doyle from the school library. He also reveals that Charlotte was reported to have had sex with Dobson. This was news to Jamie. Charlotte confirms that she did; but she was high at the time and that Dobson had threatened her. It was not consensual, she reports. Jamie is angry and...

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