‘Tell me, Inspector Harris,’ she said as she continued rummaging through the bags. ‘Did you vote for him?’
She paused to stare up at him. His face was a picture – somewhere between pride, fear and utter confusion.
‘It’s all right if you did,’ she continued, returning to the bags. ‘Everyone has to vote with their own conscience. Did you vote for him?’
‘Is that really appropriate, Sergeant?’
‘Because if you did, that would change the dynamics of your relationship, would it not? You’re no longer detective and suspect but leader and follower. The roles would be reversed. Under those circumstances, it wouldn’t be unnatural for you to want to believe in him…’
‘Are you suggesting that I would lie to get that man off a murder charge?’
‘I’m suggesting I was brought here for one reason only – to get Daniel Barker off the hook.’
From The Bluebell Informant – ©Nick R B Tingley 2016
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