I opened the stylish flip top; my eyes were immediately drawn to the red ‘no’ button, which had come out of place from being jammed too many times.
“Look – someone was angry,â? I noted, gesturing to Ren.
“Huh? Can’t hear you!â? he shouted, and then turned down the pounding music – the thrum of the stereo died away instantaneously. “Whew, what a relief. Tell me now.“
I told him about the phone, recalling the girl’s mother’s tears.
“Find her, please! Pam wouldn’t do anything to herself, I’m sure of it!â?
My own mobile sent a vibration down my thigh as it bounced about in my pocket. I reached in and fished it out impatiently. I hit the receive button.
“What is it?â?
“We found her. She’s at the bridge, Lieu.â?
“We’ll be right there.â? I gave Ren a serious look, nodding towards the door. “Just picked her up at the bridge.â?
“Roger that. I’m driving!â?
We stepped out of the house, bearing not only many hasty apologies, but a clue, too.
“One of my biggest work hammers is missing.â?