Such a simple word. Shows up 54 times in this novel.
From Inside the Grey House:
“I don’t know anything about him. The police never wanted to tell me anything, and I never thought to investigate. I was never interested in his past.”
“Revenge is better dealt out when you know your target, Natalia.” He moved her carefully away and walked around to the front of the desk. Taking his key ring out of his pocket, he selected a small brass one and unlocked one of the drawers. He reached inside, searched for a moment and pulled out a manila folder about an inch thick. “Donald Jenkins liked to use women. He finds a woman on his route and uses her for his pleasure, making her suffer every moment she was with him. There’s more, but perhaps you would like to read it yourself.”
Natalia stared at the manila folder he held out to her, walking to the edge of the desk. “When did you find this out?”