Why William Lance suspects the involvement of foul play about his daughter's disappearance from the ferry?

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Re: Why William Lance suspects the involvement of foul play about his daughter's disappearance from the ferry?

Post by felix kimutai » 07 Dec 2018, 05:51

Fathers are closed to daughters so much. Debbie going to the ferry popped up William's instincts of his daughter missing.

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Post by daydreaming reader » 08 Dec 2018, 12:08

Perhaps it is because of the relationship he and his daughter has. I think it was mentioned that she would call him everyday regardless of where she was. Additionally, he was an overprotective father and I think it was mentioned that he watched her drive onto the ferry. considering both of things, it was against the norm, hence the suspicion.
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Post by Amy+++ » 09 Dec 2018, 21:56

I am going to say intuition is what made him suspect that his daughter had been kidnapped.

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Post by chelhack » 11 Dec 2018, 23:03

I believe that he would think that way because he knew that if Debbie was okay or just wondered off voluntarily that he would more than likely still receive her telephone call at least once per day.
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Post by lesler » 12 Dec 2018, 12:20

William Lance thinks that way because of the $3 Million life insurance policy, and how much money he has in general.

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Post by Eva Darrington » 13 Dec 2018, 21:41

I took it as an understandable level of concern from a father in his situation. He is already a bit overprotective and then his daughter's whereabouts are in question. I think fear would creep in and a reasonable person would at least consider the possibility of foul play.
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Post by Princess Clara » 14 Dec 2018, 14:36

That's a difficult question. But I guess his instincts led him to think the contrary.

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Post by holsam_87 » 16 Dec 2018, 01:44

Considering the fact that he has a lot of money, I think that his assumption was fair. Plus, maybe something similar happened to his wife.
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Post by Bavithra M » 21 Dec 2018, 04:21

Sushan wrote:
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Isn't that the first thought that a father will get when his daughter is gone missing??
Very True any father would think that way when a daughter has gone missing.
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Post by Ever_Reading » 26 Dec 2018, 02:44

Any parent in his situation would have reacted the same way. He and Deborah communicated every day, so he found it odd when she suddenly went silent on him. Besides, William Lance is super rich. People as rich as him often have to sleep with one eye open.
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Post by Rhoda Ronke0000 » 26 Dec 2018, 03:39

A father always know what right and wrong.his thinking was right after all.and when he saw deddie drive into d ferry,and he found out she was missing then he got to suspect the foul play.

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Post by K Geisinger » 01 Jan 2019, 04:37

Father instincts is a good, easy answer, but I think it was to move the story along. It gave a reason for William Lance to be involved and immediately know of the problem. With her age the police probably wouldn’t have acted on the information though.
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Post by edith38 » 01 Jan 2019, 10:26

I suppose it's logical to assume that when we know somebody we can feel when some presented action does not quite "fit the picture". The general name probably would be parent/father instinct or such.

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Post by Book Lover 35 » 02 Jan 2019, 01:43

You can't help but think the worst sometimes.
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Post by ArriettyClock » 02 Jan 2019, 06:43

I would think that everyone would rather assume foul play than to assume that their child chose not to be in their life anymore. If there is any evidence for that fact, such as the huge evidence that there was no proof of her getting on the ferry when he definitely saw that happen, would obviously build his opinion on it being foul play.

However, as he is the first to suggest foul play and he is the last recorded person to be with her this would put him in a very awkward situation of being the main suspect.

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