Dead of Night: Tales from the Big Easy
Long suffering wife of Jacob Cross
The long suffering wife of Jacob. Early in their marriage she got used to her husband’s absences, due to his commitments as a travelling salesman. She barely noticed when his visits became strictly nocturnal. She had long ago surrendered to the image of the perfect wife and the perfect mother, doting on their only child Tommy.
If she knows about Cross’ philandering and lies, she doesn’t show it. She’s perfect. Born into the wealthy if morally shady Gage family, she knows that if there is any problem at all her father, Dominic Gage can sort it out.
Yet Cross can’t help but feel she is hiding something.