|Plot Summary of Never Forget|
Signet, August 2002, 6.99, 416 pp.
On Rodeo Drive famous director and producer Maggie goes into Guess and meets drop-dead gorgeous salesman Max Janson. She takes him home to her bed and he stars in her next big movie in which he becomes an overnight sensation. They remain lovers and friends until he met ingénue Kristen Caulfield who steals his heart.
They try to keep their feelings in check but Maggie knows something is going on between them. Maggie's stepmother Nicole wants Max and will stop at nothing to get him. Bruce Borgie who works on the props is in love with Kristen and is intensely jealous of Max. In Telluride, Colorado, Max is hand gliding when a prop gun shoots him with two bullets and his glider rips as if somebody sabotaged it. The police have plenty of suspects who had a motive to kill Max but only one person had the guts to carry out the diabolical scheme.
Thom Racina is known for his many thrillers but his latest work is something a little different. It is aimed for a Jackie Collins audience and it succeeds admirably. The characters, both villain and innocent alike are simple to understand making it easy for the audience to feel a rapport between them. NEVER FORGET may be Collins-light, but is a novel that will not be forgotten by readers.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Never Forget|
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?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
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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