|Plot Summary of Vanishing Acts|
|"Delia Hopkins seems to have it all. She has a wonderful relationship with her father, Andrew Hopkins, a young daughter and a fiance. She is lucky enough to lover her occupation, which entails using her bloodhound to search for missing persons. Unfortunately, this seemingly perfect life is about to be shattered. After Delia begins to have visions of people and places she can't recall ever seeing before, she appeals to her friend, Fitz, a journalist who facilitates the discovery of Andrew Hopkins' secret.
Delia is the product of a kidnapping. Her mother is not, as her father had always claimed, dead; rather, Andrew kidnapped his own Delia when she was barely old enough to walk. Suddenly Delia's world is turned upside down. She experiences marital problems with her fiance, Eric, and learns that her father, her closest relation and friend, has been lying to her. Delia must choose between her love for her father and her desire for the truth as Andrew Hopkins is put on trial for kidnapping, and his story comes out at last. "
Hallie Stebbins, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Vanishing Acts|
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Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
- Father (or standin)
Family, loving relations
- search for family/history
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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