fiction crime mystery thriller dark mysterious fast-paced

376 pages | first published 2002

Description

It is a boiling hot Boston summer. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes, in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. A sadistic demand that ends in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one m...
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Moods

tense 90%
dark 80%
mysterious 71%
challenging 19%
adventurous 14%
sad 4%

Pace

medium 47%
fast 47%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 50% | A mix: 28% | Character: 21%

Strong character development?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 26%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 46% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 23%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 6%

Average rating

3.9