This chapter has a header: Four months before trivia night.
It's also topped with a couple of quotes from the chorus of townsfolk/gossips: the detective says that the police force is considering all angles, and a woman seems shocked that the word "murder" is being thrown around.
But we move pretty quickly from talk of murder to talk of playdates.
We're at Madeline's house, and Chloe wants a playdate with Ziggy.
Everyone has an opinion about that.
Madeline thinks it's a good idea—and she'd like a chance to reconnect with Jane.
Madeline's husband Ed is a little worried—wasn't Ziggy the kid who choked Amabella?
Abigail has a suggestion—why can't Chloe have a playdate with Skye?
Skye is Abigail's half-sister, the daughter of Bonnie. This is more evidence that Abigail is besotted with Bonnie.
This makes Madeline pretty ticked off. She's sick about hearing about perfect, young, wholesome Bonnie.