I'm new here and looking for discussion and advice. I'm working on a sci-fi story that centers on a father-daughter pair escaping from a bad situation in the near future. The story is more suspense/thriller than action/adventure in its flavor.
My dilemma is that I've chosen the father as my main POV character. I have two other POV characters involved in side plots, but as I originally planned it, everything we know about the daughter is told through the father's eyes. However, I have a series of events in the first few chapters that would really be best told from the daughter's POV.
I'm worried that if I switch to daughter's POV for a few chapters and then never return, continuing only from the father's POV, that it will be perceived as a bait-n-switch and/or readers will be wondering what ever happened? i could add the daughter's POV throughout the book, which might dilute the plot from the father's perspective, or I could tell tell these events through the father's eyes as back-story or him hearing it from his daughter, but I don't think this will be as effective. Or, of course, I could just revise the plot.
Thoughts on the consequences of using her POV for a few chapters and then never returning?