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Sunny is hired to protect Mary Lou Goddard, a feminist activist who is being stalked. Soon, Gretchen, a research assistant at Mary Lou's office is shot and everybody suspects a case of mistaken identity. Then, the murder suspect (and suspected stalker) dies. He seems to have committed suicide. Sunny suspects Mary Lou did not tell everything she knew about the stalker and does not believe the man would have commited suicide. Mary Lou is officially a lesbian, but Sunny discovers she had a relationship with her so-called stalker.
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While the police think the case is closed, Sunny wants to find out what really happened and learns that Gretchen was conducting a study about prostitution. She even got to met some of the girls in the Boston area.
Simultaneously, Sunny's sister realizes her husband is having an affair, while Sunny's best friend, Julie (married with children), cheats on her husband.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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