|Plot Summary of Exile|
Maureen O'Donnell, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, now works at a women's refuge in Glasgow. When Ann Harris, a former client, is found dead in London, Maureen takes a personal interest in the case. The finger of suspicion points to the victim's inadequate husband, but Maureen feels he's incapable of making a cup of tea, much less murdering anyone.
Against the advice of her best friend Leslie, Maureen travels to London, partly to find Ann's killer and partly to escape her own personal demons.
This synopsis report prepared by Stephen Coombs
|Chapter Analysis of Exile|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 60%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- local police w/ IQ of a houseplant
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- champion of justice
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
- Dirty, dangerous (like New York)
- rude people
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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