I've mentioned here several times that I want to be Dean Koontz when I grow up.
After reading the following quote from The Private Patient by PD James, I'm kinda leaning toward being PD Koontz:
"The world is a beautiful and terrible place. Deeds of horror are committed every minute and in the end those we love die. If the screams of all earth's living creatures were one scream of pain, surely it would shake the stars. But we have love. It may seem a frail defence against the horrors of the world but we must hold fast and believe in it, for it is all that we have."
It doesn't get much better than that.
CR: Vanished by Joseph Finder, and thoroughly enjoying every page.
It's all better with friends.