Is it too morbid or disturbing to start a novel off with a suicide? I'm writing a novel based in the spirit realm. But the first chapter is going to be the MC's death. I originally was going to have her commit suicide, but I worry that it would be off-putting for the reader right from the start. I don't need her to commit suicide to progress the story. It could be an accident or an illness. I just need her to be in the mindset of, "I'm ready to die." I suppose maybe an illness would be less jarring. Because if she is sick for an extended period of time, it's very likely she'd be ready to die, yeah? Anyway. Thoughts?