The Lovely Bones
How we cite our quotes:
"Each year it's something I do for Leah. […] My wife. I'm a widower." (5.54)
One big reason Len Fenerman buys the widower lie is because he himself is a widower. It's doubtful Harvey knows this; he's just being his creepy self.
"You remind me of my wife," Len said. (6.199)
Nice pickup line, Len. Although Len is dedicated to keeping families safe from bad guys, he does take his own swipe at the Salmon family. Abigail initiates the affair, but Len makes early advances.
"You need to get yourself starved down, honey, before you keep fat on for too long. Baby fat is just another way to say ugly." (7.24)
Oh, Grandma Lynn. Sure she has some rather outrageous ideas, some body image issues, and she drinks a lot. But Lynn becomes vital to the Salmon's survival of tragedy, especially when she steps in to help after Abigail leaves.