Okay, this is up for discussion!
In introducing a main character--what do you think about that character appearing before interaction with the "hero"?
In many of Ruth Rendell's thrillers (without Wexford say) , she tends to do this and I like it. I like wondering when the character is going to pop up and what effects it will have on the storyline. I think it may create more tension.
Having said that, what do you think of the character being introduced to the reader and to the hero at the same time?
btw this is written in the third person. Am onto final draft (hopefully) so I am playing around with some chapters.
Your opinions, readers and writers, please?