By Margaret Press,Joan Noble Pinkham
On a shimmering, Massachusetts morning, Martha Brailsford stepped aboard the "Counterpoint" and went for the final sail of her lifestyles. She had no method of understanding that the boat's proprietor, Tom Maimoni, had a depressing facet, that he'd lured different ladies onto his boat. What occurred that morning of July 12, 1998? Was Martha's demise an accident? Or, was once she murdered? Would there be sufficient facts for a jury to convict Maimoni? during this nonfiction debut, secret novelist Margaret Press takes us into the guts of Salem, introducing a forged of real-life characters—the different girls who encountered Maimoni, the crew of committed investigators, the "lobsterman," and the modern day witch of Salem. because the lives of those townspeople intertwine, readers are drawn in to an fascinating maze of shock and contradiciton, the place all of the paths lead again to that fateful July morning aboard the "Counterpoint."
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Meanwhile an old-fashioned, wood-paneled station wagon looped its way around the Willows carrying the esteemed judges of the house decorations. The vehicle paused every few yards so that the houses could be fairly and impartially judged. The group circled a second time, hunched over in the high seats of the station wagon in the sweltering heat. They were having difficulty deciding between a house decorated with stars and stripes on Columbus Avenue and a residence on Cove Avenue draped with T-shirts.
He preferred reading, tinkering, and painting to participating in things like contact sports with his peers. At the Catholic school he attended, the nuns held him back in third grade, describing him as having an active imagination and difficulty with attention. When he was older, the nuns recommended his parents send him to a technical school to better “ground” him. At sixteen he painted a picture of Gainsborough’s famous Blue Boy from a paint-by-numbers kit. Tom used the box cover as guide, rather than the instructions.
Rosemary became increasingly uncomfortable and unsure how to handle this situation. The guy wasn’t some leering Lothario trying to make a quick score. He seemed highly educated, well mannered, and suffering a great deal of pain. Maybe his groping was a genuine need for human contact, for some measure of comfort. Rosemary consoled him until Mahoney began touching inside her shorts and under her blouse. ” But she wanted to keep her demeanor civilized and to keep her own reactions from encouraging a more persistent—even violent—assault.