|Plot Summary of As Good As Dead|
Zebra, Sep 2004, 6.99, 384 pp.
Socialite Reve Sorrell returns to Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee to learn more about her family history and to find out for certain whether local bar owner Jazzy Talbot is her twin though the two look identical except for minor material things. Jazzy wonders why her beloved septuagenarian Aunt Sally would have lied about a sister and perhaps her mother while Reve struggles with being adopted.
Meanwhile a serial killer is murdering redheaded women who look similar to Reve and Jazzy. At the same time, the unknown assailant who appears to have killed their mother plans to murder the siblings having failed to so three decades ago. While Jamie Upton plans to marry Jazzy, Sheriff Jacob Butler and Reve are attracted to one another. However, both men quickly realize they must do whatever including risking their lives to keep their respective girlfriends safe from two different killers.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of As Good As Dead|
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?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- Deep South
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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