Dead By Sunset Book Review Summary

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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.

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?
The review of this Book prepared by Elaine Ward

K.J. Smith on 10/19/2016 8:45:28 AM says: I just happen to be a huge Ann Rule fan and probably own all of her books and I can tell you this one is so detailed it will surely shock even the most critical of people. It drives a pang of fear deep into the hearts of anyone (woman or man) who's ever had a relationship take a turn for the worst and lived in fear of the person who promised to love and always protect you no matter what! She was a courageous woman who wanted to live a real life with her babies finally, only to have it snubbed out in the most horrific way! Also, kudos to the wonderful man who happened upon the "wreck" and moved the van, just imagine how many more lives that Brad Cunningham could've stolen as well! Thank you always Ann and rest in peace.

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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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