For anyone who’s read some/all of my first novel, you have probably already had a taste of how I write. Whether you like it or not, I’d like to extend to you a chance to beta-read the first five chapters of my new novel. Feedback of any variety is appreciated so long as it’s constructive, because I get enough abuse at work.
That said, I’m specifically interested in what you think about my early character development (one-dimensional, trite, stereotypes, etc), the US setting (why the US, why not Oz), the cadences of dialogue and anything else that crops up. I don’t need assistance with plot direction or ideas as I already have too many of those. If this sounds organic and appealing to you, don’t be a stranger! This one is a straight-out crime thriller, by the way, but that doesn’t mean you should read it with the lights off.