As a funeral, it was nothing much. Only four people were present; one of them was dead and none of the others gave a f***. And there were one or two omissions from the service. Flowers. Music. Mourners. A Priest. And, oh – a coffin.
The body was badly wrapped in a polythene sheet, the kind used as a damp-proof membrane by builders, laid under concrete floors. From the size of the feet sticking out one end and the sad straggle of matted blonde hair at the other, you would probably have guessed it was a young woman.
Chapter One – Bill
Bill Ingram tried to ring his daughter’s mobile just before he left the house at six o’clock, to see if her train was running on time, but her voicemail message told him that her number was unavailable. She must be in a tunnel, or something, he thought. He headed for the station, always a stickler for leaving himself plenty time to spare for everything he did, especially when meeting Carol. Everything was ready, so there was no point hanging around at home.
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