|Plot Summary of Follow the Murder|
Five Star, Oct 2002, 25.95, 24 pp.
Clinic walk-in client Natalie Thorson informs her psychiatrist Faith Cassidy that she is filled with anger towards her former husband and wants him dead. She goes so far as to say she would love to murder Craig. Faith concludes that Natalie is emotionally too tired to carry out her threat but still consults with a peer who agrees with her assessment.
The next day attorney Miriam Stern calls to obtain information from Faith as someone murdered Craig in his kitchen in what appears to be a crime of passion. Faith worries that Craig's estate could sue her for negligence by not reporting the threat even if her professional judgment still believes there was none. In spite of Miriam's warning to behave prudently, Faith investigates the murder to prove Natalie's innocence and to avoid a costly suit.
FOLLOW THE MURDER is an exciting amateur sleuth tale that borrows elements form the medical thriller and police procedural. Though why Faith investigates is a stretch, the story line never slows down, loaded with red herrings, and provides numerous surprising twists and turns. Catherine Dain furnishes fans with a wonderful mystery that entertains from start to finish.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Follow the Murder|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- psychiatrist investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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