Things are not always as they seem.
From Protector of the Grey House:
She kept opening and closing the closets, cataloguing the items she saw, nodding toward Dean’s rosary, wondering why Vincent had been so worried.
She wasn’t aware when Vincent, Joseph and Mierka showed up. She was too focused on trying not to reach for a simple gold ring that lay on a black velvet pillow.
Vincent was ready to thrash Natalia for her insolence. She had gone too far. He was the first in the room and started toward her. Mierka, ever observant, moved quickly and stepped in his way.