Catherine had only been a legal aid at a small law firm for a short time and already the pressure was building. Try as she might to get along with her coworkers, she could tell they'd been talking about her every time she entered the room; lowered voices and guilty glances game them away. Once she overheard two of them whispering about how standoffish she seemed to be, and that she didn't have anything to say about her last job or her family.
Catherine knew her time with the firm would be short when she overheard her supervisor telling the boss "I just have this feeling that something's not right about her; I think there's something she's hiding from us."
How could she possibly explain to them that she'd just completed parole after serving seventeen years in prison for killing her husband? She knew it had been justified, but if the judge and the jury didn't believe her surely no one here would either.~*~*~*~*~*~*~
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