It took Julia a week to break through the heart of the forest and reach civilization. Out of caution, she avoided all traces of humanity. In spite of her misgivings, there were no signs of search parties, helicopters, or police checkpoints. The calm made it clear that Amber kept quiet about what happened. It’s not like the other women could pull me out of a police lineup.
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