|Plot Summary of Little Sister's Last Dose|
Pocket, April 2003, 9.95, 256 pp.
Felix Novak and Soraya Navarro were the best of friends as were their fathers who were partners in the New York Police Department. During a drug bust, Billy Navarro is killed and Franklin Novak is branded a coward for not backing him up. Franklin's wife leaves her husband taking their two children to a rural Oregon town where they learn to hate their father.
At nineteen, Penelope Franklin comes to New York and travels the club circuit until she dies of an overdose. Her brother Felix comes to New York to find out what happened to his sister because she called him to say she was frightened and in over her head. He hooks up with Soraya who also wants to learn the truth. She saw Penelope at one of the clubs that her boyfriend manages. Felix sees his father for the first time in twelve years and joins him in his investigation. They learn Penelope was murdered and all the concerned parties are determined to catch the killer no matter what it takes.
This is a chick-lit mystery starring two young adults (one of them a college student), who has the strength and courage to investigate the death of someone they love and the wisdom to handle the truths they learn. The club scene comes alive in LITTLE SISTER'S LAST DOSE and readers will understand why the drug of choice, OxyContin is so dangerous. Alex Minter's first installment of what will be a mystery trilogy is so good that the audience will want to read the next two books as soon as they are published.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Little Sister's Last Dose|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- near future
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
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
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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