|Plot Summary of Over The Edge |
Over the Edge is a psychological thriller that revolves around psychologist Alex Delaware and a former client of his. This teen calls Alex in the middle of the night and, with a mixture of insane garbled prose, begs for help.
Already feeling guilty over a previous failure to help this particular child, Alex races out to the mental institution where the boy has called from, only to find that he has escaped!
The scenerio gets worse when, only hours later, he is dicovered at the scene of a violent crime and is now the only suspect in a spree of serial killings.
Alex doesn't believe that this over achieving teen could possibly have gone from "gifted" to psycho serial slasher and when he discovers the connection between the boy and the last slain victim, he's certain he's not guilty and sets out to try to free him.
Alex, in previous novels, usually succeeds. However, he must defend the child from his own attorneys and the family who has banished him and fear for their own.
This synopsis report prepared by Lorna
Alex Delaware a psychologist recieves a destressed call from a former student accused of savage murders. The boy is then found to be in a deep catatonic state of mental distress. Alex doubts the allegations and with the aid of his best friend, an L.A detective, strives to uncover the shocking truth of betrayal.
This synopsis report prepared by David Mclean
|Chapter Analysis of Over The Edge |
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- chronically deranged person
Murder of certain profession?
- the rich!
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- psychiatrist investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Unusual forms of death
- rough sex
Unusual form of death?
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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