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While I Was Gone - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

In the days following her meeting with Eli, Jo's relationship with Daniel suffers. He avoids speaking to her when possible, but when he must speak to her he keeps the conversation brief and civil. Jo is so filled with guilt and self-loathing that she cannot find joy in her work. She tries to decide what to do with the information about the murder. For days she thinks about whether to report Eli.

Jo replays the memory of telling Daniel about meeting Eli. At the time Jo was focused on the horror of having learned that Eli killed Dana. She fails to see that equally important from Eli's perspective is the fact that his wife intended to have an affair. Eli asks Jo to admit that she went to meet Eli for sexual reasons, but she cannot voice an admission. She does not deny it either.

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