That's a preposterous entail.
Not to mention the other ridiculous revelations. And why isn't there more time spent on assessing the events surrounding Thomas? His disappearance was supposed to be the main mystery here, wasn't it?
Although, to be fair Morton has so much going on in this book that she probably lost track of which mystery we were trying to solve.
Much like she lost track of which fruits Juniper bought at the market earlier in the story. It was pears. Yet, pears turned into cherries a few pages later. (Btw, cherries were not in season at the time of the story's setting....pears would have made more sense. Gaaaah!)
Good grief, this book needed editing so badly.