Samuel’s older brother Hal is just as involved with and invested in the Salmons’ healing. He runs a bike shop on the edge of town, and, in the wake of Susie’s murder, he asks everyone who comes through whether they might know anything about Susie’s killer. Eventually, Hall discovers a lead in the form of a Hell’s Angel customer whose mother was murdered, years earlier, by a man who made dollhouses—George Harvey. Hal is a friend to Buckley and a support to all the Salmons—especially Grandma Lynn, who nurses a benign crush on him over the years.
Hal Heckler Character Timeline in The Lovely Bones
The timeline below shows where the character Hal Heckler appears in The Lovely Bones. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...thinking she was George Harvey. As Abigail and Len enter the visitors’ area, she spots Hal Heckler sitting there, and recognizes him as Samuel’s brother. Though Len wants to sit down,... (full context)