Dead By Sunset Book Summary and Study Guide

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An innocent bystander comes accross a minivan on Sunset Hwy that had crashed into the divider. To his surprise he found a dead women inside and a carseat for a child. He called the police to the scene who then realized she had been murdered.
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During the trial process there would be no physical evidence linking her ex-husband Brad Cunningham to the murder. There is a lot of questions whether he abused his sons. He remarried and his new wife adopted their three sons. Was the marriage going to have a happy ending or was it another twisted scam?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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