|Plot Summary of Now You See Him|
Mira, Nov 2004, 19.95, 352 pp.
Two years ago, Ellie Byron was standing on a balcony watching the Mardi Gras festivities when she saw Stephanie Gray murdered. The New Orleans Police arrested Charles Penn, but Ellie could not identify whether he was the killer as she insisted she followed the victim; the police believe that Ellie feared Charles would come after her so she refused to tell the truth. In spite of Ellie's inability to point to Charles as the killer, he is convicted of the murder.
Ellie, owner of the Hungry Eyes Bookstore in Toussaint, Louisiana learns that Charles has escaped from incarceration and that another woman was killed using the same ice pick modus operendi used in the Gray case. Local lawyer Joe Gable tries to protect her because he wants to get close to her, but also wonders why Ellie Byron has no history anywhere prior to five years ago. Meanwhile police see uncanny parallels between the homicides and mystery novels written by Sonja Elliot.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Now You See Him|
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)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- wrongly convicted clearing his name
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- crazed boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- small businessman
- Deep South
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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