The Life We Bury - Chapters 30-31 Summary & Analysis

Allen Eskens
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In Chapter 30, Joe, Jeremy, and Lila spend a great Thanksgiving weekend together. Jeremy does not want to leave when their mother picks him up. On Monday, Joe and Lila go to the police department and tell Detective Max Rupert everything they have learned about Carl's case and wrongful conviction. Rupert objects to reopening a thirty-year-old case, especially since there is no way to reverse the conviction before Carl dies. Joe is furious at his indifference. Rupert directs him to Boady Sanden at the Innocence Project who can help get the evidence back in court if Carl is innocent. Rupert warns that Sanden will be very angry if Joe is wasting his time.

In Chapter 31, Joe drives to Hillview to tell Carl about his breakthrough and his hopes of Carl being exonerated. Carl insists that he is not worried about overturning his conviction. Carl...

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