|Plot Summary of Motion To Suppress|
|"Nina Reilly is a promising young attorney, working for a firm in San Francisco, when unexpectedly she is fired, and her marriage falls apart. Nina, and her son Bobby move to Tahoe where they must live with Nina's brother, Matt, and his family, while Nina attempts to set up a legal practice. One of Nina's first clients is Misty Patterson, a young woman seeking a divorce. It seems like a simple case, until Misty's husband is murdered, and Misty is arrested for the crime.
All that Misty can remember is a fight with her husband during which she hit him on the head with a statue. After that Misty fell into a deep sleep. When she awoke, both the statue and her husband were gone. To the police Misty's seems like an open and shut case, but Nina is convinced of her clients innocence. To prove it, Nina begins to delve into the private side of the Patterson's marriage, and secrets from Misty's childhood that even Misty herself has repressed. As she gets closer to the truth Nina begins to realize that her own life may be in danger."
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Motion To Suppress|
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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)
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- finding out whether someone is really guilty
- a lawyer creature
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- Pacific NW
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog