Disappeared into some kind of black hole? WTF? Both Maria and Sabina had seen the Bukh with their own eyes in Gheorghe’s apartment in the house in Brasov. Maria claims to have destroyed it.
“No kidding!” I said excitedly. “I’m doing some research on Daniel Gottlieb. Can you please tell me the whole story?”
Previously in A Secret Grave, Nicole ventures to Israel for a family wedding where she meets Gideon Lowe who supplies her with valuable information about the Bukh.
I’d met the bride a few times when she traveled to the States, and our main bond was our love of dogs.
The wedding was in October, not long after Eric had told me the Bukh we were all so desperately seeking had been destroyed by Maria.
The ten days or so of lost time caused a major transformation in Sabina. No longer was she a hardened, self-centered, bitchy creature.
She had a hazy recall -- very dim images -- of being taken to a house somewhere in the country.
Previously in A Secret Grave, Sabina, pregnant and alone, embarks on a trip to Romania to visit her estranged mother, the wily Maria Danciu.
All her grief over her father’s death was taken out on that book. She totally demolished it and burned the remains.
Maria’s father, Gheorghe, had suffered death threats all through the Ceausescu era. The Securitate were everywhere, no one was immune from prying eyes.