"On the shelf below was a stack of men's sweaters. Ava had just entered the room when Liesl discovered the near-empty pint of vodka beneath them. Unaware that someone was watching, Liesl lifted the bottle and stared into its benign-appearing contents. Ava stirred behind her and Liesl quickly returned the bottle to the wardrobe. She knew Ava had seen it, but that made no difference now. the whole town had known the fall of Henry Bower and the torment it had visited upon his family."