The lines on her face deepened, and I realized even though she was still young, the life she'd led in the last decade had aged her. "Where is he now?"
"In jail, I think."
"Jail? How? Why?"
"He sliced open Jake's hand with a knife."
Mom slumped back looking as if she might throw up. "Oh my God, Dani. What have I done?"
"Mom, you can hardly take blame for the fact that Cody is a psycho."
"The town will blame us—me. I'm sure they've never had trouble like this before. My ugly skeletons followed us after all." Her voice was shaky.
I placed my hand on hers. "Mom—" A car pulled up in front of the house.
Mom nearly fell over the coffee table as she jumped up to race to the window.
"Relax, Mom. His dad's in jail."
She nodded. "Good to know." (26.135-145)
You can move but you can't totally move on. Dani and her mom are desperate to get away from their old lives, but can't seem to kick things completely. Personally, we're blaming Cody on this one. Feel free to join us.