Shrink Rap Book Summary and Study Guide

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Putnam, Sept 2002, 24.95, 304
ISBN 0399149309

When a person sees Sunny Randall for the first time, the individual thinks cute and perky. However, Sunny is a private detective with a spine of steel and she's not afraid to use the gun she's permitted to carry. Psychiatrist Dr. John Melvin stalks romance author Melanie Joan Hall, so while she is going on a book tour she hires Sunny to be her bodyguard.
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While on tour, the two women see Dr. Melvin many times but are helpless to do anything about it. Melanie Jones starts confiding in Sunny and the private detective realizes the stalker is committing actual crimes against his patients. Determined to put him away Sunny poses as his patient and sets herself up as bait.

Robert B. Parker, the author of the famous Spenser series, creates a totally new series using a different voice when he writes about Sunny Randall. In SHRINK RAP, although the reader knows what is going to happen, the fun is in watching a twisted and evil person get his comeuppance. This crime thriller is heading for the bestseller lists.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   psychiatrist messes up mind Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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