It is challenging, Mary. Storytellers have to move people emotionally, whether it be through TV, movies, a play, or a novel. That’s why it’s so important to keep a story moving. One way is to throw in cliffhangers to get people to stick around to solve the mystery. Build tension in the readers as she watches something disturbing or difficult unfold. If the reader has a reason to like or hate a character, they’ll follow them to the end of the story.