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Kim Edwards
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Deceit Weaves a Tangled Web

The one lie that David Henry told his wife turned into a force that ruined their relationship, ruined his relationship with his son, made him withdraw into guilt and sadness, and changed the lives of his daughter and Caroline Gill forever.

Made on the spot, a split second decision, David did not intend to keep the birth of Phoebe from his wife, Norah. But the fact that Phoebe might be prone to heart trouble was so upsetting to David that he wanted to keep Norah from experiencing that and so sends Phoebe to a place where he feels she will be better off. Compounding the fact that he never allowed Norah to touch or see Phoebe, he proceeds to tell her Phoebe was dead at birth, rather than admitting that he gave their child away. This information, of course, causes great pain and grief...

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