Found Wanting Book Summary and Study Guide

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Five Star
September 2004
ISBN: 1594141800

In Colorado, Alaina Chancellor's mom arrives to see her vanished daughter for the first time in nine years. Not long afterward, Alaina's former lover and brother-in-law shows up and tries to rape her, but her mother intercedes. As Alaina flees again with her son Jonah (from her interlude a decade ago with her former lover), her mother dies in a car crash.
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Five years later in Chicago, private detective Mitch Kane easily finds Alaina, who he at first believes is a nasty piece of work for running off with his employer's son. However, he begins to change his mind as he realizes that his cilent played him for a fool using his own feelings towards his ex-wife as a tool. As Mitch falls in love with Alaina, he vows to keep her and her son safe from her ex-lover.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by authorities/family Struggling with whom?    -   In-law

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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