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Last Seen in Aberdeen Book Review Summary

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Pocket, Nov 2004, 6.50, 320 pp.
ISBN 0743467574

Young Matthew Adair was LAST SEEN IN ABERDEEN in broad daylight and then in the twinkling of an eye he vanished. No ransom demand was ever made and a Scottish task force was convened to find the child that caught the whole nation's attention. It was during a traffic accident when a horse trailer turned upside down that Matthews' lifeless body was found, the victim of blunt force trauma to the head. Also, inside the trailer were two dead lambs which belonged to Finovar Castle.

CID sergeant Seth Mornay is currently working the case trying to find the boy's killer. The job is not made easier by Deputy Justice Minister Lord Mindo Gordon, who is using Matthew's death to make a bigger name for himself by insisting the police are not working hard enough to find the killer. If that wasn't enough Mornay's father is under investigation for smuggling drugs and Pamela who is carrying his child is in a coma in a hospital while her sister is threatening to sue Seth for custody. Evidence in Matthew's murder seems to implicate the inhabitants of Finovar Castle and in particular David Lockward who refuses to tell the police where he was on the day Matthew was kidnapped.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book 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 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?    -   80% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, British Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's 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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