First victim found
6 Year old boy
5 year old boy
6 year old boy
5 year old girl black
Mom and daughter come home to find David dead
Confessional with hitman and priest
David murdered by hitman
David Levesque a catholic priest is discovered with damaging documentation.
Father David leaves the church without letting the church know due to the damaging information he found
Priest throws away the priesthood and gets married in 1977.
David goes back to the church to tell his previous superior that he can't continue to live with the knowledge of what he found andhe will be going to the police.
Investigators walk the scene which is the third they have in 3 months with no leads (June 2012)
June 5, 6:30 am
A man casts his pole out into the Merrimack river by the UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse...his line catches on something and when looks over the wall to try to see if he can get the line loose he sees that it's caught on the body of a child.
Sierra pulls into the parking lot by the boathouse now corded off by crime scene tape. All UMass rowing and kayak rentals have been postponed for the day while the investigation is underway.
C.O.D. strangulation, no aspiration of fluid into air passages, dead before she hit the water
Other injuries: anal tearing, bite marks, cigarette burns
while there she researches some more finding that without suporting detail to confirm an identity the ledger was just names in a book
A call is made to someone to tell him that keywords have come up on David Levesque. The man calls Mathias and tells him to finish the job he botched.
they find the connecton in the ledger - list of numbers in the back are the ssn's for each person, so they can now id those listed in the book
referench chapter 5
reference chapter 4
Chloe has a nagging suspicion about what she has read and begins to do some research. She finds that it leads her back to the house where she bought the luggage.
Chloe hears a new report on tv about a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new children's home opening in Lowell funded by one of the names in the ledger from the suitcase, sparking new interest in the mystery dumped in her lap. She also notices a cute little black girl in a bright yellow dress with the same color ribbon in her hair.
She finds out from alex the report was dvr'd from that afternoon and she will refer back to it
After they get settled for the evening, someone knocks at Alex' door surprising them both. When Alex opens the door she finds Detective Sierra Madson. Alex seems a bit irritated, but tells her to come in. She introduces her to Chloe. As Chloe watches and listens to them both she discovers that they were an item at one time. Sierra tells Alex she heard about a break-in and that she was involved. Sierra asks Alex how she was involved and if she is ok. Alex gives her a very sketchy answer.
In turn Alex asks Sierra how she has been and Sierra shares her frustration about no leads on the current case she is on...children are turning up dead and they are no closer now with 4 bodies than they were with 1. (July 2012)
Chloe notices the underlying tension between the two women. When she hears about the dead children she begins to wonder if there is some connection between the documents she found, what she saw on the news and the case the detective is working on.
Another child is found - a 5 year old girl with no missing child reports filed...there is no way to put a name to the face (July 2012)
They tell Sierra about the tv report and the connection of the child to the sketch, but do not reveal the data that Chloe has found.
Alexandra and Chloe spend the next couple of days going through all the data in the folder. While Chloe is watching the news a sketch of a young girls comes up and Chloe tells Alex she has seen that girl. She asks Alex to pull up the DVR news from Monday night and points out the small girl on the podium who bears a striking resemblance to the dead child.
She realizes there is a connection to the ledger, the children's homes and the child murders.
Alex finds out that a teacher went missing at the NY children's home and decide that it may be a way into the new Lowell locaton to see what is going on
when they are in the hospital they realize that someone is following them and escape and find a hotel
During the car chase Chloe calls Sierra and tells her what they saw at the children's home and what happened with the car
They are found in the hotel when they hear the door knob begins to turn. They slip out a window and go down the fire escape down to the alley and catch a taxi
Mathias is killed, but his prodigy surfaces to continue transitioning children = cliffhanger