So dear hubby and I got into a debate last night, and I would like any and all readers to weigh in their opinion on this issue. As some of you may recall, I mentioned that I was going to be writing some scenes from the POV of my bad guy for Houses of Cards. Now, I opted to do this in such a way that you know the name (or at least his nom de jour, since he’s had many) of the killer from the first of those scenes, but you do not know his connection to Kensie, why he is obsessed with her, who he’s killed, or what the details are of this game he has picked her to play. To me the mystery is in the game and whether she’ll win it or not, as well as figuring out who this character is to her. D.H. is of the opinion that knowing the killer’s name from the beginning will ruin the suspense of the book and make the big reveal toward the end of who this character is in relation to Kensie fall flat. Some of this is a difference in reading tastes (hubby is more of a horror and fantasy fan most of the time), but I was curious about what all of you prefer as readers (and writers). Would it dim the suspense for you if you knew the name of the bad guy from the front end if you didn’t know all the other details? Or would ye old classic “He” be better for those scenes in his POV? Inquiring minds want to know.