|Plot Summary of Now Or Never|
Harry Jordan is a detective in Boston, working on a case of a serial rapist/murderer. In an effort to find the crook, he asks high-profile TV journalist Mallory Malone, to feature his story and photo identity of the killer on her show. She refuses but a romance is struck up between the two.
For Mallory, the picture unnerves her as the man is so familiar, so like a man she used to know in her terrible past. She grew up with an abusive father and her mother took Mallory away to a small country town where they were treated as outsiders.
Mallory's mother slipped in a depression and then maybe even insanity as Mallory worked just to supplement their meagre welfare.
Harry is a wealthy man, having two wealthy families in his past. He became a lawyer and then a policeman. His wife wanted to be married to a lawyer, not a policeman, so she left him.
Mallory learns to open up to Harry about her past in an attempt to capture the murderer.
This synopsis report prepared by Louisa Eggleton
|Chapter Analysis of Now Or Never|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
- rape (yeech!)
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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