Mr. Mercedes - “Under Debbie’s Blue Umbrella,” 9-20 Summary & Analysis

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In Section 9, Janey explains to Hodges how Olivia kept her family at a high level of stress because she was highly anxious, easily stressed, and a hypochondriac. When she originally read the letter from the killer, she noticed he tried to connect with Olivia through her nervous habits. Janey tells Hodges that Olivia got better at handling her nervous habits when she got married. Her husband, Kent, managed to get her to go to a therapist and get on medication. After he died, Janey noticed that her sister began to return to her old nervous habits. When Hodges asks Janey if her sister would have left her key in the ignition, Janey says she believes her sister was so obsessive-compulsive that she would not have done so.

In Section 10, Hodges asks Janey to call him the next time her...

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