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While I Was Gone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 13 Summary

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Chapter 13 Summary

Jo decides to go to the police and inform them of Eli's confession. Though she has ample opportunity to inform Daniel of her intentions the morning before she departs for Cambridge, she declines to do so. On the way to Cambridge, Jo wonders what impact a lengthy investigation and trial will have on her marriage.

Jo meets with a detective and informs him of Eli's confession and tells him about the events of 1969. The detective seems skeptical, and he wants to know why Jo waited three weeks since hearing the confession to report it to the police. Jo does not seem to have an answer. The detective says they will look into the matter, and he tells Jo to contact him again if she hears from Eli. He also says that sometimes, even years later, people feel a need to confess.

After leaving the police station, Jo...

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