WOMAN’S BODY FOUND IN WOODLAND NEAR INVERNESS. IDENTITY SUSPECTED AS MISSING UNIVERSITY STUDENT.
The headline stood out bold against the screen’s perfect white background. Beneath, a photograph of a mist-shrouded forest with a muddy, single-track path visible at the tree line. She closed her eyes and exhaled. After seven months, someone had found Rose.
She read the rest of the article without fully registering it. ‘Apparent suicide’, ‘No foul play’, and ‘Greatly decomposed’ stood out in her mind. A strange, surreal haze tugged at her.
But why? I barely even knew her.
She shut her laptop lid and stood, pushed back her rolling chair, and then felt briefly perplexed as to why she’d d