This is the kind of what I had in mind:
Working title - “Where the truth may die”
"Despite graduating with a degree in journalism James has become disillusioned with his job at a local newspaper. When a house burglary takes place in the area that results in the murder of a devoted husband, he is finally given the opportunity he desperately needs to prove himself.
But the crime takes a twist when a detective from another police force writes an open letter claiming they possessed intelligence that could have prevented it from happening and a widow’s bereavement turns to anger.
When James is given further information, he is convinced there is more to the crime than the public are being told. Caught between an editor who thinks there is nothing to the story, a widow whose only demand is to know the truth and a fiancé who dismisses him as a conspiracy theorist, James puts his career and his life on the line to find out the burglary isn’t quite what it seems."
I thought I had my first act sorted out but I'm not sure if it is gripping enough or has page-turnability. On top of that I'm not even sure where it is heading or what the climax might be.
I would like to know what your gut reaction is? Thoughts?