usedbooks on April 1, 2024

Gibson has been doing a little sleuthing. I had a hard time abridging dialogue. I ended up summarizing his actions with, “I've seen what I needed to see.” I had considered having him mention other things like noticing Richard did laundry. It didn't add enough to the story to take up space/time with Gibson's observations. – It was hard enough to fit the dialogue that I did. :P

Gibson's accusations are the most important part of the conversation, and those are at least partly instinct. I intended to write him as both observant and a good judge of character. (In other words, he has had Richard under scrutiny from the start.)