He found her. She was wandering down the corridor. She had her mobile phone in one hand, using the camera to record the contents of each room She had a tablet in her other hand. ‘D” saw his ex-wife’s image and her mouth moving over her shoulder. His daughter and mother talked to each other about the room’s contents. “D” heard his ex-partner say “, remember to check the bottom drawer in the study; there must something there we can use”. The last image he saw was the open-mouthed surprise on his ex-partner’s face before the video call abruptly ended. Then his daughter turned around.
“D” recalls her fury, her breathless rush of denials, her flagrant disregard about whether it was right to spy on a parent. She claimed that it was her idea to rifle his study. At the same time, she claimed she was looking for “her stuff” and “No, I was NOT talking to mum. How dare you accuse me of lying!”