It seemed as though everything was beginning to unravel.
Andrew was trying to destroy her. Alan was threatening to reveal the secrets of her past if she didn’t pay him off. Someone was terrorizing her with phone calls and emails and worse. Stephen and Derek were away, and she was all alone. And Stephen was never going to believe the truth. Everyone around them already assumed the worst. Celeste knows him—he’d pretend to blow it off and swear that he believed her, but inside it would start eating away at him and he’d never be certain that she was on the level.
Could I stand to leave him before he told me to go?