I have in mind a novel where the MC is a criminal. Up until now I've assumed that the story would be entirely from the MCs POV, but I've started to think that it might be good to give him an opposite number (a policeman/detective in this case) who could be an equally interesting character, and I could alternate between the 2 POVs largely on a chapter-by-chapter basis (all in 3rd person). My hesitation comes from the fact that often novels with multiple POVs irritate me, probably because they limit the investment I have with a single character and the jump between chapters can be jarring. Also, with only 2 MCs I wonder whether bouncing back and forth, instead of between a larger cast, would be even more annoying? I know it's impossible to say for sure without knowing the details of my story, and of course it depends on how well I can write, but at this point I'd be really interested to hear people's general opinions, experiences and pros/cons of reading and/or writing multiple POVs, as it would help me with my pondering Or if there have been discussions on this in the past (I'm sure there have) any links would be appreciated- I can't seem to get the keywords right in the search for relevant threads. Thanks!