Good to know, she thought bitterly. Good to know.
‘Why did you assume this?’ asked Erika.‘Well, they seemed quite . . .’
‘Posh?’ asked Erika. ‘Never forget, we look at family first and foremost as suspects. Don’t let yourselves be blinded by the fact that they live in an expensive area of London and have influence and power. Crane, you can look into the children, but of course, be discrete. Now, we know that Andrea was due to meet David and Linda at the cinema last Thursday, the eighth, but she never showed up. Where did she go? Was she meeting a friend, a secret lover? Who was looking specifically into Andrea’s life?’A small Indian woman in her twenties stood up. ‘PC Singh,’ she said. She came to the front and Erika handed her the marker pen.‘Andrea’s been in a relationship with twenty-seven-year-old Giles Osborne for the past eight months; they’d recently got engaged. He owns Yakka Events, an upmarket events and party planning company, based in Kensington.’
‘Yakka Events. What does Yakka mean?’ asked Erika.‘It’s the aboriginal word for work. It says on the company website that he spent his gap year in Australia.’
‘Learning how to serve canapés and champagne from the aborigines?’ asked Erika. A flicker of a smile passed through the incident room.
‘He’s privately educated. Comes from a wealthy family. He has an alibi for the night Andrea went missing.’‘I’ve already interviewed him; we found this out last week,’ interrupted Sparks.
‘What about the records for Andrea’s phone, and social media? I take it those have been requested?’‘Yes,’ said Singh.
‘I’m on it. I requested them this morning, so we’re hoping to get them in the next twenty-four hours,’ said Crane.‘Why weren’t they requested before, when she became a missing person?’ asked Erika.