What She Left Behind - Chapters 23-24 Summary & Analysis

Ellen Marie Wiseman
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Izzy and Peg visit Miss Trench as an elderly woman. Miss Trench recalls Clara and her baby from the bygone Willard era. She says Clara was medically normal but being falsely held as mentally ill. Miss Trench tells them Dr. Roach kept Clara's baby for himself and his childless wife and raised the baby as Susan. Izzy is shocked, but a bigger shock awaits. Miss Trench concludes by telling them Clara is still alive in a nearby nursing home.

Izzy and Peg have lunch with Susan, Clara's daughter. Susan looks eerily like her mother Clara. Susan reveals she never met her biological mother and knows little about her. Izzy explains that she and Peg know quite a bit about Clara owing to their museum project. She tells Susan the story of Bruno's infiltration of Willard and his failed attempt to rescue Clara. As...

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