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The Silent Wife novel (Rachel and Justin) novel Chapter 9

Rachel stayed in the hospital the whole time. However, Jefferey called her again at 10.00PM. She stared at the phone for a long time without answering it, but the screen continued to flash rapidly. In the end, she gritted her teeth and answered the phone.

Jefferey’s voice was unusually cold. “I heard from Amber that you left the Burton Residence this morning, so I figured that you must be at the hospital with your grandmother. You should know why I stopped paying the hospital bills, right?”

Rachel pressed her lips together, knowing it was because she had failed to accomplish what he previously told her to do.

Then, she heard Jefferey sneer. He threatened, “Do you not want to go back to the Burton Residence anymore? I’m telling you, Rachel—you must go back! If you refuse to return, I’ll make all the hospitals in the city afraid to take your grandmother in. You know that I can do so. Of course, if you don’t believe me, you can give it a bold try. If your grandmother dies unexpectedly, you’ll be the one killing her.”

Rachel’s expression changed; she held her cell phone tightly and breathed rapidly in fear. At this moment, she wished she could speak and vent all the resentment she harbored against this father of hers.

Having achieved his goal, Jefferey smiled in satisfaction. “You’d better be obedient, or else you won’t be able to bear the consequences.”

After Jefferey hung up, Rachel looked at her grandmother as she continued to lie on her sickbed. She thought bitterly to herself, Had I been a little more successful in life, I wouldn’t have been at Dad’s disposal, nor would Grandma’s illness have dragged on until now.

Soon, it was 11.00PM. After taking a deep breath, Rachel took a taxi back to the Burton Residence. The servants had gone to rest by then; since Rachel hadn’t had anything to eat since this morning, she walked lightly to the kitchen to grab a quick bite. However, as soon as she reached the living room, she was startled by a dark silhouette leaning against the wall in a corner. Apparently, the man had spotted her as well. Why is Justin here? Where’s Amber? she thought to herself.

When he saw her looking around, Justin narrowed his eyes and asked, “What are you looking for?”

Rachel took out her pen and paper and wrote, ‘Amber.’

Justin’s eyes darkened. Staring at the woman’s face, he then asked, “Aren’t you afraid that I might replace you with her?”

Rachel was stunned by Justin’s question. For a moment, she didn’t know what to say.


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