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Please needing help with 19th century missing person plot
Ok, first of all, I urge to ask your patience with my way to write in english since this is not my original mother language :)
Im having an issue to trustworthy write a plot what passes by at the end of the second half of the 19´s in London, regarding the mysterious disappearance of an old and respectable village reverend during his visit to the victorian city with no trace.
First he has a foster daughter on her twenties who will go after him for sure, but how long then, would you think to be convicent for the audience, she should start the task of her journey?
How she should get suspicious something wrong is going on, to decide in let her village behind and against all the stands she was raised, go for it alone?
What a kind of troubles a strict and puritan lady would endure to pursuit her mission?
Avoiding the cliche of her hiring a detective,what a kind of routine, places and people would be more plausible for her to start till the plot moves for a darker twist, since it will involve secret societies, monsters, experiences and conspirancy?
The basic idea is, reverend Timothy Clancy, suddenly after years and years of reclusion, receives a woden box which contains a mysterious notebook inside from an old fellow of the Crimean war, he after quickly read it, burns its content on a fireplace and promising to return within days, vanquishs on a storm to never come back...
So from where her to start?How long waiting?
Also Im in doubt if its nice her having a fiancee or not, since she will get romantically involved with someone else...
Cheers and crossing fingers for the help...
PS:If it will give more of a glimpse, im hoping to write a tale in gothic style as the classical old ones.