When I started the series, I tackled third person POV for the first time, telling the story through two characters – Gretchen and her mother, Caroline. I discovered that I love writing multiple points of view and added more of them in books two and three. Using different characters as narrators can really drive a story and create more tension because the reader gets to know more than the protagonist, and that ratchets up the suspense.
I’m writing about a murder that has already happened and one that is about to happen if Gretchen doesn’t put the puzzle together very quickly. The reader knows what’s up, but poor Gretchen doesn’t. I get to explore the minds of the suspects, what they are thinking and doing every step of the way. And until yesterday, I thought I knew who the killer was. What a surprise I had when it turned out to be a different character.
Tomorrow I’ll start following each character from the beginning and make them all come together at the end. If this ice storm lets up, I’m treating myself to a cocktail dress. Hope I look as good as Joanna.