So I'm reading P.D. James, a few dozen pages into the book, and they're trying to decide whether the victim maybe committed suicide, asking people whether he'd seemed depressed and discussing whether it would have been in his character, and apparently I'm the only one who thinks it might be somewhat unlikely simply based on the fact that he drowned in a big pile of wet sand
. Maybe I'm not quite in the loop on the hip ways to off oneself these days, but poking a hill of sand in hopes of making it collapse on me so that I'll suffocate
isn't really one of the top 5 options on my list. I mean, this guy had money - he could have afforded to buy a gun, or drugs. At the very least a razorblade. And he had a Porsche! A Porsche just waiting to be driven off the road and into a pole. But, no. He goes for the beach - do you think he was maybe sad because his father didn't approve of his career plans?
(Of course it'll turn out that it was a suicide, now. And then P.D. James will mock me cruelly from the pages of the book.)