Paranoia involves an unreasonable fear of something. On p. 144, Will and Henry are going out to visit James' wife. James was killed. A car follows them. Will is uncomfortable about it.
Here's a snippet of dialogue:
"Probably nothing," said Henry.
Yeah, just being paranoid," I [Will] said
Henry cocked his head. "What have you got to be paranoid about?"
I shrugged. "Same reason we're in a hotel I guess." Henry nodded.Here Will deflects the direction of the conversation away from a subject he's uncomfortable talking about. Henry seems satisfied, but is he? What is he thinking? Because we only have him from Will's perspective, we have to guess. My guess is that he isn't.
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