‘Always was a wayward child, that one.’
‘This is a little something more than wayward.’
‘I remember him growing up around here. Always in trouble, stealing sweets, ringing doorbells.’
‘I’m not sure that childhood pranks would lead to this.’
‘You gotta stop ’em when their young. Learn ’em early to respect people.’
‘I wonder how his mum is coping.’
‘Like he cares. Hasn’t been back to see her since he got famous.’
The headline stares back: ‘GUILTY’.
If you’re interested in finding out more about my ‘State Trilogy’ novels, I blogged about them all month through April as part of the A-Z Challenge, and you can find all the posts so far HERE.