|Plot Summary of The Fourth Wall|
Warner, Feb 2001, 6.99, 418 pp.
Life in Gabriel is quiet and very predictable except for the recent weather that seems like endless summer. Reporter Alexandra Bernier conducts an investigation on a group of concerned citizens who want to “Save the Starlight Theater” from demolition. The grandiose theater still contains an air of class that can be rebuilt if time allows it.
The leader of the group, Sissy Billingham, does everything in her power to obtain funding to stop the destruction of what she and her group considers a historical monument. However, before she can come up with a strategy, a car hits her. Alex and the police believe it is first-degree murder and not just an accidental vehicular homicide tat occurred. When Alex beings making inquiries, professionals beat her up, but she continues her investigation even as her actions increase the danger.
The third Alex Bernier novel is a fast-paced, action packed investigative reporter tale with a cast that seems very real. A romantic subplot relieves some tension when the action seems ready to overload the reader. Beth Saulnier proves her abilities as an entertaining writer, who with more books like this one and its predecessors, will soon obtain quite a following.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of The Fourth Wall|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
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)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual forms of death
- run over
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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