|Plot Summary of Twisted|
Ballantine, Dec 2004, 26.95, 372 pp.
LA Homicide Detective Petra Connor looks at the corpses of four dead people lying in a dance-club parking following a drive by massacre and wonders what connection link these victims.
At the same time that Petra struggles with no leads except rumors of a possible witness in hiding, twenty-two years old Ph.D. candidate Isaac Gomez has been analyzing homicide statistical patterns. He believes he has uncovered a trend involving a murderer who murders on June 28th and has for six years in row. Petra knows that June 28th is coming soon and with the help of this young genius, she plans to end the serial killing.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Twisted|
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
- police procedural, American
Any non-mystery subplot?
- squabbling with fellow investigator(s)/police boss
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
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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