I’m discarding ebook samples left and right as I look for a new book to read.
One, from an author I like, had the MC committing malpractice as the plot key (not labeled as such but it was an alert your E&O carrier moment IMO). Nope, not willing to stick with that.
And in a second sample, the narrator muses early on that after his last few tours and drinking for boredom, his alcohol tolerance is frighteningly high. Several pages later, musing about how hard it will be to build a social circle in a new place, he thinks that he’s not much of a drinker.
Which is it? Either he’s accustomed to drinking a lot out of boredom or not. Pick one. Inconsistency like that makes this a sample to delete.
On to the next book.