Hello, So I'm just a few pages from finishing Iris Johansen's "The Perfect Witness" and I must admit that despite her success as a bestseller, she "killed" this novel this overemphasis of situations (chemistry between the two MC, their history, and what brought them together). There was so much of that in every chapter that if you read about it one more time, it would cause you not to finish the book. I get it. She's successful, she's written bestseller after bestsellers, but it doesn't seem as if she's still hungry to entertain readers. So this brings me to a series of questions which I think can help new writers: 1. How often do think you need to be reminded of critical situations as you read a novel? 2. Does keeping a storyline by chapter help you in channeling your thoughts as you write? 3. Do you write your novels from your own standpoint or that of the reader. If it's that of the reader, do you think you need to remind them of what's going in the novel? 4. she probably could get away with it because she's established. But can we? This novel from Johansen made me go back to my current work ,and I searched my work for over used or overemphasized setting or perimeters. I saw a little of this in my work and began to edit right away even though I am still working on it. Your thoughts?