I just couldn't help myself
Question was: Have you ever killed a character in your novel?
Yes, well at least I'm planning to. In one series the protagonist is hiding a terrible secret from their partner. This will only be revealed to that partner at the moment of their imminent demise, and hopefully be even more shocking because of that.
In my other series I've already killed off half a dozen people before 10K words in book 2, and hopefully the readers will engage with the most tragic character before her harrowing demise. Honestly I've not set out to shock, but to underline the many dangers facing the heroine, Janine, on her quest.
Maybe I should brand myself as a two times serial killer ;-)