Husband and Lover Book Summary and Study Guide

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Berkley, Dec 2004, 6.99, 400 pp.
ISBN: 0425199398

In Aspen, Colorado twelve years ago, Denver Homicide Detective Cam Lazlo finds evidence that led to the conviction of Matt Homan for murdering his lover Samantha Innis. Everyone felt sorry for the victim's husband orthopedic doctor Thomas and their daughter seven years old Livie.
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Thomas is married to Deputy DA Julia and Livie has made some emotional progress, but remains haunted by the tragedy. The nightmare resurfaces when Julia's boss DA Bret McSwain shockingly arrests Thomas for murdering his wife and consequently frees Matt. Julia's best friend defense attorney Ellen Marshall agrees to head the defense. Retired Cam, who works as a consultant for renowned mystery writer Victor Ferris, offers his investigative services. He does so because his employer wants to write a novelization of the case but also for personal reasons; Cam felt that his work a dozen years ago was clean with overwhelming evidence pointing at the lover while the husband had numerous alibis at the hospital where he worked. As Cam and Julia work close together in support of Ellen's defense, they fall in love, but she knows she must be there for her husband and her stepdaughter in their time of need. The story line displays the defense team putting together its strategy and ultimately its case led.

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Plot & Themes

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) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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