The Good Mother - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

The scheduled hearing opens Chapter 10. After appearing briefly before the judge, Brian and Anna each speak to a family services officer who interviews them about the family situation and what they know of the incident with Leo. Anna finds herself nervous with the officer at first, but soon relaxes and speaks freely of the situation: her worries, her relationship to Molly, and her guilt.

Anna becomes absorbed in the honesty and outpouring, and unthinkingly reveals to the officer that Molly was once in bed with her and Leo as they were having intercourse. Nobody could have known this if Anna had not said anything, and she curses herself for having given Brian more ammunition. In the end, the family services officer decides that Molly will stay with Brian until the actual court decision about her custody. At this news, Brian seems relieved and...

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