|Plot Summary of Justifiable Means|
Melissa Nelson is determined to get the rapist and stalker who caused his sister's death and put him behind bars. Smart and careful, he had walked away scott-free, and Melissa wants to make sure it doesn't happen this time. She studies criminal justice so that no technicality would let him slip away, then she finds the man and gets a clerical job at the same place where he works. One day, she invites him over and sets him up, having made sure she's got enough "evidence". The rape didn't happen, but Melissa still calls the police and claims that it did, determined to make the guy pay for what he did to her sister. As the investigation unfolds, detective Larry Millsaps gets suspicious to see so much evidence falling right into his hands - and the victim so willing to testify. He suspects that the evidence was planted. His partner digs out the suspect's previous criminal charges - and the fact that Melissa is a sister of one of his victims. The truth comes out, and Melissa has to face the consequences.
This synopsis report prepared by Lissy
|Chapter Analysis of Justifiable Means|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- vigilante getting revenge
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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