|Plot Summary of The Perfect Family|
Signet, Mar 2005, 6.50, 368 pp.
In Cass Creek near Kansas City, Marissa Jamison still mourns the death of her spouse John, a firefighter killed in a hit and run incident in a grocery lot. She hides her grief because she knows her two youngsters seven year old Justin and five year old Jessica need her to be strong.
Following a little game in which her son played at Line Creek Park, Marissa gets into a near fender bender with another driver; the woman in the other car is nasty before driving off. That night she is found dead with a message that this is a gift for Marissa. Detectives Luke Hunter and Sarah Wilkinson locate Marissa through her late husband's occupation and stun her with the news. A second present follows. Someone is protecting the widow by killing anyone nasty towards her; this individual has plans because he believes Marissa and her two children need him.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of The Perfect Family|
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
- very humorous
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
The crook is....
- stalking/killing innocents
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- crazed boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
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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