|Plot Summary of She Loves Me Not|
Pinnacle, Feb 2003, 6.99, 368 pp.
It has not been a very good year for Rose Larrabee whose husband was electrocuted fourteen months ago while fixing light bulbs outside their Laurel Bay, Long Island home. Rose had a heart transplant two years ago and the medicine she needs is very expensive as is raising two young children on a bookseller's salary. Her sister-in-law helps her as much as she can but the lonely nights take a toll on Rose.
Life gets even worse when she receives a heart in the mail with no return address. Somebody leaves box of chocolates in her car with no card, a gift box mysteriously turns up on her pillow, and inside is a gold heart engraved to Angela. Rose begins to feel like she is being stalked and when her boss is found murdered in front of her house, the police begin to take the threat seriously. However, her stalker manages to find her when she is alone and vulnerable and it will take a miracle to save her now.
Wendy Corsi Staub has written an exciting suspense thriller that will keep readers turning the pages until they find out whom the killer is. The various sub-plots seamlessly tie back to the fast-paced and intricately drawn (with subtle gothic elements) prime story line. The heroine is a woman who endears herself to the audience who hopes she will not become the murderers third victim.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of She Loves Me Not|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- small businessman
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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