The Life We Bury - Chapters 11-12 Summary & Analysis

Allen Eskens
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In Chapter 11, Joe curses himself as he thumbs through the transcripts. Seeing the file as an excuse to visit Lila, he goes next door to beg for her assistance. Taking turns reading aloud, they learn of Crystal's aversion to the "pervert next door" (page 77) who caught her fooling around with her boyfriend, Andy Fisher, in his car. Her journal also mentioned her stepfather's threats to send her to private religious school if she ruined the family reputation by being immodest. Coded entries indicate that she was blackmailed to perform sexual favors, though she does not explicitly implicate Carl, as well as her relief when her guidance counselor assured her that her rapist would be arrested since he is not a minor. Crystal was strangled with an electrical cord, and her body was burned in Carl's shed. Carl did not answer when police knocked...

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