No surprises, just disappointments
Here is a quote from the novel (untitled as of this moment) I am currently working on, along with Murder in a Small Town: The Tragic Death of Stacey Burns. I am thinking that the two stories might have something in common. (As I have said before!)
“There were no surprises in the life of (Detective) Parker Havenot, only varying degrees of disappointment. Human beings were capable of just about anything and seemed determined to prove that capability on a regular basis.”
Parker Havenot deals with a fictional population but his mantra does seem accurate in the real world as well. Certainly in the Stacey Burns murder case, there is one individual who would prove that human beings are capable of just about anything! Is it a surprise? No, just read the papers and you’ll see that it happens all the time! Is it a disappointment? Absolutely, and much more than that!