First it was incredulity. Now it's anger. Raw anger. The people of Cumbria are raging - yet their anger isn't directed at Derrick Bird.
At least not yet. For now it's directed at a world that has suddenly and without warning invaded their lives, a world that is shining an unwelcome light on them at a time when they are scared and vulnerable and confused.
It's as if Derrick Bird is their shame, their failure and they want to deal with it privately in their own time.
These proud working class communities don't want to grieve, to heal themselves with the world looking on...
And where once tourists would come to see the scenery, now they'll come to gawp at Derrick Bird's killing fields.
That's Carole Malone, reporting for the News of the World.