|Plot Summary of Invasion of Privacy|
One year after almost being killed while trying a case, Nina Reilly again returns to the courtroom, although she no longer practices criminal law. Instead she's handling a pretty routine invasion of privacy suit in which a filmmaker, Terry London, who made a film about a girl who'd disappeared fifteen years earlier, is being sued by the girl's family. Everything is pretty normal until Terry London is brutally murdered, and Kurt, the father of Nina's son, is charged with the crime.
Nina hasn't seen Kurt since he abandoned her when she was pregnant twelve years earlier. She is shocked to learn that Terry was Kurt's ex-wife, who had been stalking him relentlessly for years. To complicate things further Kurt also once dated the missing girl who was the subject of Terry's film. The evidence against Kurt is strong. Before Terry died she made a video accusing Kurt of being the murderer. Against her better judgement, Nina agrees to represent Kurt. The case forces Nina to face her feelings for Kurt, feelings that she thought she'd buried twelve years earlier. As she investigates, Nina discovers that Kurt's claims to innocence may be true. Terry's killer is still on the loose, and Nina becomes his next target.
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|Chapter Analysis of Invasion of Privacy|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
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?
- 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
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
- finding out whether someone is really guilty
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- a lawyer creature
- Pacific NW
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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