Short vignette from the book, Where Fools Dare to Tread. Rebekah is a prominent character in the next Buttman book, A Twinkle in the Eyes of God, due out in early January.
Rebekah is Monk’s somewhat estranged daughter, somewhat because she lives in Virginia and he’s out in LA. Throw in that he’s adverse to carrying a phone and she’s going through a rough patch in her marriage with her husband, Farrell, and the not so insignificant fact that they’ve seen little of one another in the six or so years since he left, and their relationship is tentative at best.Rebekahisstoppingbyaftervisitinghergrandfather,Moses,wholivesinNorthernCalifornia.
“This is where you live?” Rebekah, my
daughter, was not impressed with my quant little bungalow.
“This is it,” I said, confirming her
impression. “Why, what did you expect?”
“I don’t know, something different, I guess.”
She stood at the door.
I didn’t expected her, hadn’t seen her in
six years. My last memory of her is saying goodbye that sad summer’s eve and
her rather blunt, “ok.” I sent my address, somewhat reluctantly, to her a few
years back and…
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