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Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

Created: 12/27/17

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davinamw

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Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?


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nancyl

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

Raco was new and hadn't yet earned the town's respect. He realized Falk is from the area, knows some of the people and has the credentials to pursue the crime.


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Santa Fe Cowgirl

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

I am not certain "why", but I think Raco needed a "mate" and Falk was there; he had the credentials; and maybe RAco had a good feeling about Falk! I bet it was mostly intuition on Raco's part


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Janet Smith

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

Agree with Santa Fe Cowgirl. Raco needed a "mate" to help with the investigation. Falk had/knew the history and the secrets of this small Australian town. The two worked together as a team well.


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paulak

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

I think Raco recognized they were both outsiders and also acknowledged that Falk's expertise in financial investigations might be quite helpful. It was a bond of necessity.


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Loveslife

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

I think because Raco was new to the town, it made him open to accepting help where he could find it. Raco sensed that Falk had knowledge gained from when he lived on the town and this could be of use in these horrific murders.


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susiej

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

Raco, new to the community and to the job, probably felt he had to maintain control, but as he comes to know and trust Aaron more, he sees that they both have shared investigation experience. In addition he recognizes Aaron's knowledge of the town and its people and past history and sees how this can benefit the investigation. He quite simply needs a partner and Aaron fills the bill.


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stacyr

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

The constable did not seem to be on top of his game. Aaron was distinguished as an investigator and also from the town. The only one that makes sense.


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johnw

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

Raco being an outsider knew there in small towns there is always information no one would speak to an outsider about but may help the investigation so he needed someone to assist him gain this knowledge. It also helped that Falk had established himself as a skilled investigator in the city.


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Suzanne

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

Gerry and Barb Hadler were respected in the town. They requested that Falk investigate the financial papers of Luke and Karen. Raco felt he might need some expert answers in that subject. I think Raco felt Falk was a kindred spirit. And intuition.


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lauriew

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

Falk is a hometown boy. Even though his past is troubled he still knows the area, the people and the history. Falk needed someone to help that he could trust and Falk fit the bill and his badge didn't't hurt.


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JulieAB

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

I think he realized that Falk knew the town and Raco, being new, could use the help. I also think they developed a relationship with trust.


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lesleyf

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

The partnering was a call Raco made. Intuitive, but also practical. Here is a "native" and a participant who is also in police work and who can help. I see the sequels coming with Raco as revered as his own father was in another town. Some clearing up needs to occur to get closure for the characters. The reader got it but the characters didn't. From there, Falk can get on another mystery to solve and we will be thrilled to go along.


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alwaysdaddygirl

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

I think that Raco realized what a small town is. He knows that Falk could be helpful given his connection to the town and Falk's current job. When Falk ask how long has Raco been there, Gretchen states, " He only here about five minutes when all this happened." ( page 14)

As being a cop, despite being young, Raco had the training of a cop. Most cops have a brain. There was no hint of Raco being the stereotypes of small-town cops. Nor was there any hit that Raco might have been a bad cop before he took this job. I think Raco showed signs of being a good cop.


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janen

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RE: Why do you think Raco decided to trust Falk and allow him to help with the investigation?

I agree with most of the reposes. Raco was new in town and needed someone to bounce his theories off. and Falk had the advantage of being in Law Enforcement. I really think that cops find it easier to talk to other cops about cases they are working on even when there is no apparent connection between them.


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