|Plot Summary of Fast Forward|
Ariel Gold is a television producer. Only she wakes up one morning and doesn't remember who she is. Her house is trashed and there are bloody clothes and a gun hidden in her bed. What happened? Did she hurt someone? She herself doesn't seem to be hurt.
She starts to look through her purse and finds her name on her driver's license and finds out other little clues from the messages that have been left on her machine. Slowly she finds out she produces a expose type show. But something knocked her on the head and she now doesn't feel quite so much like digging up the dirt is something she should do. She confides in her boss and he helps her to try to get familiar with her job again and covers for her while she tries to figure out what happened to her.
While going with her boss to interview a widower of a murder victim, she finds the case is tied to her own circumstances. Through investigating a long ago murder, and a more current one, Ariel finally discovers she must have known something before she got amnesia. But what was it? Hopefully she'll figure it out before he tries to kill her again.
This synopsis report prepared by BethG
|Chapter Analysis of Fast Forward|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
- the rich!
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- cooped up in spooky house
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Los Angeles
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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