|Plot Summary of Hidden Instincts|
Five Star, Nov 2004, 26.95, 258 pp.
Attorney Lindsey Paxton was the best trial lawyer around, but the Hudson case haunts her because after she got him acquited, he raped and killed a woman. Lindsey leaves DC for Manhattan and stops practicing law to join the FBI.
When her father is diagnosed with cancer, Lindsey returns home hoping to persuade her dad's ex junior partner consultant Mark Reeves to take over the firm. Mark refuses, but feels for the obviously shook up Lindsey. He agrees to mentor her until she can run the firm if she assists him on defending a case which seems eerily identical to that of Hudson as the female victims in both were raped before dying and all look like Lindsey.
The lead couple fall in love while defending a client, and seeking the identity of the unknown killer who eventually will come for Lindsey if not stopped.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Hidden Instincts|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
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
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- finding out whether someone is really guilty
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- a lawyer creature
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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