I'm putting this here because I'm hoping our little community might help me out. Feel free to move it if you think you need to As you may know I'm writing a little erotic story as an experiment; trying to come up with a successful formula, "Aren't we all" I hear you cry. Anyway I've decided on my MC. Sally is a small time private investigator who specialises in honey-traps with her ex boyfriend, Q the erotic moments. However they come across a missing girl and something nags at them to take the case or at least look into it but they get hung up on it and delve deeper so really my new story is a crime thriller with erotic moments. Here's where I am stuck. I have never read a crime thriller and don't intend to start now although I did buy today a Michael Connolly book but it's 600 pages and I really can't be bothered finding out if he's any good. Any ideas on where I can go with my missing girl would be appreciated. I'm thinking she's been trafficked, doped up to her eyeballs being touted around some sleazy red light district, other than that my mind is a complete blank. I've been throwing this around my head for over a fortnight and just can't come up with anything that might even sound good. I realise I'm not re-inventing the wheel and this story has been done a gazillion times but I read so often here that no ideas are new and it all depends how it is written. I have complete confidence in my writing so long as someone points me onto the right road. Directions please... PS; I'm not asking anyone to write it for me, just slap me about the head with a decent idea. Merci.