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In Your Face Book Review Summary

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Justin Charles, Feb 2004, 24.95, 264 pp.
ISBN 19321112081

After actress Lily Pascale solves a homicide that brings her fifteen minutes of fame (DEAD CLEVER) she moves to Devon and becomes a crime fiction lecturer at the local university. Her personal life is not going well because the man she cares about is marrying another woman who he got pregnant. When an old school friend Jess Malone calls her up and asks her to come to London to help her out of a spot of trouble Lilly leaps at the chance.

When she arrives in London, Jess has disappeared and her live in lover Tyler has no idea where she has gone. Jess wrote an article for Smile Magazine about three women who were victims of stalkers. On the day the magazine hit the stands, the three women were murdered and the police have evidence that it was by the same person. Lily decides to look into the matter hoping to find the killer and Jessica who has vanished without a trace.

IN YOUR FACE is a complex, entertaining who done it with a supportive plot that leads the readers into false trails. Every time the spunky heroine hits a dead end, she looks for another path to follow and gradually accumulates enough evidence to finally figure out what is going on. This action packed, fast paced and very entertaining amateur sleuth tales has more twist and turns than the most intricate maze.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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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 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% 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?    -   70% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

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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