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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.
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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.
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Plot & Themes

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?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   lover 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?    -   amnesia Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   director/producer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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