I recently finished my murder mystery novel and now I'm going back through it. It needs more clues and suspects. The thing is I'm worried the outcome is predictable. Maybe that's because I've been living with this story for so long. Or maybe I'm worried because I pantsed it and wrote an ending that made sense with the story. The question is does it make too much sense? I do think it needs more clues for the mystery to be solved this way, but how do I do such without making it too obvious too early on who the real killer is? Now, that I know how the story ends, it's hard to throw my crime solver off the track. I mean it took writing a whole novel for me to figure it out. But them the obvious ending came to me. Then I scratched that and came up with the next obvious ending. I think I'm happy with it for a rough draft, but am I really going to be able to fatten this story up without giving it all away? I don't want readers to get to the end and think it's stupid. This might be something unique to mystery writers. And this is my first stab at writing a mystery. I've never really worried about an ending potentially ruining everything. But I feel like the ending of a mystery is extremely important. You've kept readers going to that point waiting to see how it all turns out. I don't want to disappoint. How do I not disappoint?