The Life We Bury - Chapters 32-33 Summary & Analysis

Allen Eskens
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In Chapter 32, Joe meets with Professor Sanden to again share his findings, and Sanden is not surprised at the notion that Crystal's stepfather was her murderer. However,he worries that the DNA evidence will be too deteriorated. Sanden convinces Rupert to request the sample and reopen the case if the DNA does not match Carl's, but he warns Joe that the process could take six months. He goes on to say that they could move faster if the murderer confessed. Joe develops a rash idea for clearing Carl's name and finds Doug Lockwood's address, deciding to track him down and try for a confession.

In Chapter 33, Lila is not home to confide in so Joe leaves a voicemail for Detective Rupert before driving to Doug's old farmhouse with a voice recorder in his pocket. Joe asks about Crystal and questions why Doug lied...

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