Cecilia has her laptop and pulls up photos of her rock star father with his arm draped around women that were not her mother.
Setup for this snippet with a recap from last week: Her father was offended that she would suggest that he purposely drove his truck off the pier.
Recap from last week’s snippet: Cecilia returns to the study after making a cup of tea to read her father’s journal and finds the book open to a page where her father had written an eerie message. She’s spooked at first since she doesn’t remember leaving the journal open, but the only other person in the house is her mother and her mother is asleep upstairs. She finally brushes the unease aside and sits down to read the journal from the beginning.
Recap from last week’s snippet: Cecilia found her father’s journal hidden beneath a floorboard and placed it on the desk in hopes of reading it later. She turned away but a sound startled her and she whirled around in surprise.
Cecilia found her father’s journal hidden beneath a floorboard. She’s referring to her father in this first sentence of the snippet. Before her father died, his bandmates claimed he was paranoid.
Cecilia cleaned up the study her bereaved mother left in shambles. Her mother had been watching old films of her rock-star father who died 23 years ago. She stacked the films away in canisters, intent on putting them away in the walk-in closet but something else caught her eye.
Once Cecilia’s mother was safely tucked beneath the covers in her bed, she returned to the study with a trash bag, intent on cleaning up the mess before she headed home for the night.
Lars Gunner, rock star, and Cecilia’s father died 23 years ago. Her mother has never gotten over losing him. They’re in Lar’s study that is more like a shrine filled with items he owned in life. Phoebe (Cecilia’s mother is speaking first). This is Cecilia’s POV.
Cecilia found her mother watching films of her father who died 23 years ago. It’s around the anniversary of his death and it always triggers her mother’s annual drinking binge.
Cecilia’s mother is watching a film of her dead husband’s band rehearsal, but Cecilia turns off the projector, making her mother acknowledge she is there.