Walk Two Moons
"'Do you know what I think? I think maybe she killed Mr. Cadaver and chopped him up and buried him in the backyard.'" (Pg. 32)
Phoebe thought that Mrs. Cadaver murdered her husband and disposed of him in her backyard. It was later revealed that Mrs. Cadaver's husband died in a car crash.
"Maybe this is really why he was happy, I thought, or maybe it was because he could be alone with Margaret Cadaver." (Pg. 18)
Sal was sort-of jealous of Mrs. Cadaver. She thought that if Mrs. Cadaver and Sal's dad started to love each other, then her dad would forget about her mom.
It was later revealed that Sal's dad stayed close to Mrs. Cadaver because she was with Sal's mom when she died.
"And then he left. He just turned around, walked slowly down the porch steps and on down the street. We waited until he had turned the corner before we left. We ran all the way to Mary Lou's. Phoebe was certain that the young man was going to ambush us. Honestly. Like I said, she has a vivid imagination." (Pg. 45)
This was right after Phoebe and Sal met the lunatic for the first time. Phoebe thinks that at any time, the lunatic was going to murder them. It was later revealed that the lunatic, (Mike Bickle), was really just looking for his mother, (Mrs. Winterbottom).
"'What's the matter?' he said. He slipped one hand into his pocket." (Pg. 118)
Phoebe thought that he was about to pull out a knife and kill them. As Mrs. Winterbottom's son, he wouldn't have done that, and was just trying to talk to them or trying to reach Mrs. Winterbottom.
"'Maybe we should call the police,' Phoebe said. 'I think she was kidnapped or something.'" (Pg. 127)
Throughout the following chapters, Phoebe is being torn apart because of the "kidnapping" of her mother. Near the end of the book, it is revealed that Mrs. Winterbottom went to go pick up her son and bring him back.
"'Who knows? I'm sick of it. My mother can stay there for all I care. She doesn't need me, she doesn't need any of us.'" (Pg. 240)
This was right after Phoebe and Sal saw Mrs. Winterbottom kissing the lunatic. Phoebe had no idea that the lunatic was her mom's son. It was later revealed that he was, though.