The last house Miranda bought was the best. It was her retirement house in Florida. It was to that virtual mansion she sent Keith and Joey.
Colin would miss his pawns, but, without them, everything was his.
He had spent the years he had lived with his nephews becoming the beloved ‘Unca Col’. He owned their brains, controlled their feelings and attitudes.
He had poisoned their minds against their father, Nick, and mother, Emma. He was sure Keith and Joey would never contact their parents.
He had raised them to love him and consider Miranda a Great Mother, despite the abundant evidence to the contrary.
Manipulating them had given Colin some ‘life skills’ which he could exploit.