The Life We Bury - Chapters 48-50 Summary & Analysis

Allen Eskens
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In Chapter 48, Dan orders Joe to drive north on I-35 and bring Dan's trash. Threatening Joe, Dan promises that Lila will suffer the consequences if Joe does not do as he's told, punching her to make his point. Dan keeps Joe on the phone to prevent him from calling the police, but looking around for a weapon, Joe sees Jeremy's phone in the backseat. Asking about Doug to keep Dan talking, Joe grabs his brother's phone and dials Detective Rupert's number while Dan talks about his father's deficiencies and his surprise at what Joe found in Crystal's diary. Holding the phones so Dan cannot hear Rupert but Rupert can hear their conversation, Joe admits his surprise to learn Dan is DJ, hoping that Rupert will figure out what is going on.

In Chapter 49, Joe realizes Dan is going to kill him and Lila...

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