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Pilot Airie has suffered psychotic breaks since he was nine years old. These started to occure around the time his seven year old sister, Fiona, disappeared from a party being held at their house. His brother Eric became a brain surgeon and was adored by everyone. When Eric becomes involved with Pilot's therapist, Pilot begins to remember pieces of the past and worry for her safety. He tries to convince her and his mother that Eric killed Fiona, but without proof or even a body no one believes him. As his memories become more clear he is more insistant that Eric did it and had drugged him so he wouldn't rememeber. Eric insists that his brother is schizophrenic and shouldn't be listened to but Pilot's therapist, Katherine Dequincey-Joy, starts to believe him and investigate this crime for herself. Can she find the proof Pilot insists he has before Eric destroys it or will she find that Eric was right all along and ruin a good relationship over the demented babblings of a mental patient?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   20% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   solving long-past murder Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   amnesia Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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