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The Case of the Broken Hearts – Chapter 5

Posted by cyberpfalcon on August 14, 2012

Sheryl and Watson sat on the comfortable leather sofa as Samuel sat on a recliner. He was leaning with his arms on his knees and rubbing his eyes while letting out an long yawn.

After his yawn, Samuel asked the two detectives, “Alright, what do you want to know?”

Sheryl and Watson gave each other a puzzled look, before Sheryl asked the question that was on the detectives’ minds, “Um, are you alright, Mr. Walters?”

“What? Yeah, I’m fine.”

“Well,” Sheryl paused for a second, trying to find the right words, “It’s just that you don’t seem…”


Sheryl nodded.

Samuel sighed again. “I’m going to be honest with you, detectives. I haven’t loved Simone for a while now.”

Sheryl stammered, “Wha- What do you mean?”

“I mean that I didn’t love her at all. We were pretty much just two roommates who had sex once in a while, although she thought otherwise.”

“She thought otherwise?”

“Yeah, she kept clinging onto me, but it was obvious that I didn’t love her.”

“Why didn’t you get a divorce then?”

At the mention of this, Samuel’s tone became angry, “Because then she’d get half of the assets, and I obviously deserve so much more than that! I’m the one that brings in the big bucks and works long days! That woman doesn’t deserve my money!”

At this point, Watson stopped Samuel, “Mr. Walters, we’re not here to discuss who did more work in your marriage.”

Samuel’s mouth stayed open for a moment, shocked at being interrupted. Quickly though, he regained his composure, “Of course, how can I help you detectives?”

Watson flipped through his notepad, and then asked, “Well, your wife was found in the Wolfe Estates, have you heard of it?”

At the mention of that name, Samuel’s expression flinched to one of surprise for a brief moment before reverting back to one of calmness. “Of course, it’s a gated community on the other side of town. Simone had briefly considered moving there, but in the end, we didn’t.

“Well, any idea what your wife was doing there? Did she know someone that lives there?”

“No, I don’t think she did.”

“Well, does your wife have anyone that she didn’t get along with? Someone that she got into an argument with? Anyone that would want to hurt her?”

“No, not that I know of.”

Watson closed his notepad, and gave Samuel his card. “Well, thank you for your time. If you can think of anything, let us know.”

“Of course, detectives.”

Sheryl and Watson left the condo. Once they were in Watson’s car, Sheryl declared, “He’s hiding something.”

“And why do you think that?”

“I don’t know, just a hunch. And he seemed surprise when you told him that Simone was found in the Wolfe Estates.”

“Well, a hunch and a surprise isn’t going to convince a jury. Let’s go back to the precinct, and see what Nadir and Wong have dug up.”

With that, Watson backed the car out of the parking spot and drove towards the police station.

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This story is part of the Sheryl Holmes’ 221B Baker Detective Agency series.
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