The police checked the cameras today. They show Marcus driving out of sight down the driveway but he doesn’t come out the other side, so they’re going to spend a week searching the forest around the mansion for his body. Funnily enough, I have a feeling they’re not going to find anything but I’ll humour them for now. Whether they find the body or not, it won’t, as far as I know, affect the speed at which my application for a declaration of legal death is sorted out.
In the meantime, I’ve been going through the documents Marcus left behind in his study. It looks like he destroyed a lot of those actually related to the Tree Walker, presumably to avoid awkward questions being raised by the police. One thing I did find was a drawing of the layout of the house that didn’t include the secret passage behind the bookcase. I found that odd, so I went downstairs to check.
There’s no secret passage behind the bookcase.
What the fuck?