‘Even if she‘s investigated Mrs. Goldmann before this, it‘s impossible for her to know everything down to the very details as if she‘ s very close to Mrs. Goldmann. Besides, if Maxine wants to avenge Sue Reynolds, the person that she should hate should be Rowena because Rowena was the one who killed Sue. So, why would she make Mrs. Goldmann her primary target instead?‘
Nolan stopped in front of the elevator, fastened his buttons while listening to Quincy‘s mumbling, and turned to look at him. “This isn‘t an act of revenge.”
The elevator‘s doors opened at this moment. Quincy followed Ndian in and pressed the floor button. He could not help but wonder. “What is it if it‘s not for revenge? She‘s doing so just for fun?” Nolan laughed. “If what you want is revenge, will you end the other party directly?”
Quincy paused for a bit. “That‘s for sure. However, what I do must be permitted by law.”
“That‘s it.” Nolan‘s expression looked meaningful and profound. “If all she wanted were to take revenge, she would‘ve killed Zee directly, but all she‘s done so far is either hire someone else to harm Zee or lay her fingers on the people around Zee. Thus, rather than looking at this and saying that it‘s an act of revenge, it looks more like she‘s playing with her prey.
“It‘s just like when a cat is hunting its prey. It usually doesn‘t swallow it in one bite. It will wait for its prey to slowly lose its ability to fight back while playing with it. That‘s when the cat will treat its prey as food.
Quincy was stunned, thinking that it was indeed very suspicious.
‘If her target had always been Mrs. Goldmann, she would have a better chance at it if she joined Soul rather than Blackgold, but she chose to join Blackgold instead.
‘If Linda was killed because she wanted to cover up her identity, why would she take advantage of Mr. Hannigan‘s feelings for Pearl. And if she wanted to kill Mrs. Goldmann, she wouldn‘t have only punctured her tire.
‘If it‘s said that people who want revenge are extremely scary, then what level is Cecile at?‘
Back in the car, Nolan instructed Quincy,” Get someone to look into the relationship between Sue and Maxine when they were both living in Stoslo and Maxine‘s traces over the years. Also, get someone to ask Mr. Kestner about her. He should know her the best.”
At the Goldmann mansion...
Maisie walked into the study and saw Alfred sorting out the books on the bookshelf. Thus, she asked, “Why are you suddenly sorting out the books?”
Alfred glanced back at her and responded with a smile. “Mr. Goldmann Sr. said that there are too many items on display on the bookshelf, so it‘s time to sort it out. Many of the books displayed here are books from the past, and we don‘t even have enough boxes to store them now. After all, bookshelves have to be freed up from time to time to make space for some new books. Maybe the young lady and young masters will need some space on the shelf in the future.”
Maisie‘s gaze stopped on the back of a photo frame placed on the top of one of the boxes. She picked up the photo frame and turned it over:It was a photo from the old days. In the group photo, the young man sitting in the middle had the facial features of a mixed–race man, and she recognized him almost instantly. “Is this Grandfather when he was young?”
Alfred glanced at the photo frame in her hand, stopped what he was doing, and answered, “Yes, it‘s a photo of Elder Master Goldmann and the Summers.”
Maisie was startled. “The Summers.... As in Rowena‘s grandparents?”
Alfred nodded. He claimed that besides Rowena‘s grandparents, the other boy standing right beside Titus was Rowena‘s father, Tyson Summers, and the young girl in the upper left corner, who was standing next to the matriarch of the Summers back then was Tyson‘s fiancee, Lorraine Wolfsbane.
Maisie looked at everyone in the old photo. Although the photo was yellowish and blurry, the facial features of the people could still be seen, and Lorraine looked somewhat similar to Rowena.
Maisie smiled. “Mr. Summers and Mrs. Summers had been arranged to marry each other since they were babies, so their relationship must be close, right?”
If I was not mistaken, Rowena‘s full name is Rowena Wolfsbane Summers. Her parents named her after both their last names, so it seems that the relationship between her parents was rather good,
Unexpectedly, Alfred sighed at that moment. “Their relationship Inight seem close, but in reality, Mr. Summers didn‘t like his fiancee at all.”