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It's nice to see you here. From my personal experience, the site is worth a recommendation, and I hope you'll grow to think so as well.
Your dedication to your novel makes me want to try it, actually. Don't waver. We all can grow doubtful along the way, but I'm sure that the following missions and twists could be great enough not to let the tension drop after the first book (did I get your worry right? )
I'm glad to see another person who enjoys a good mystery, by the way. If you ever stumble upon interesting ones, don't hesitate to share them.