Her mother leaves the sentence unfinished, and she wants to tell her not to go on. He can be anywhere, in the water, in the fire, and in the end there’s little difference between burnt bones and waterlogged bones.
“Did you hear me? I said they found your brother.”
“Mhm.” So she’d have his bones. What did she want with them?
“Rachel, they found Charlie. He’s at a hospital upstate. He’s alive.”