I wasn't sure exactly where this belonged, but this should do... I'm writing in the third person, and in the first chapter, I start by setting up a particular scene. Something major has just happened (a three-way murder) and the character is observing the scene around them. Then, the scene goes on to have a group of characters discussing the situation, but my character doesn't involve himself in this conversation - he just listens. Yet, in all this time, I make no actual reference to the character, himself. Is this okay? To have a large excerpt of words in the first chapter where it would be unclear to the reader who the POV character is, not only because you don't name them, but because we don't even recognize them, at all? Or should I draw my character into it, by mentioning vaguely that he's listening? (I can't involve him in the conversation, as he's not interested in conversing with the minor characters involved, nor is he welcome to by them.) Advice appreciated.