by Lisa Scottoline
Mary's first case as partner promises to be the most unusual one yet. The client, Allegra, is a thirteen year old genius girl whose sister was murdered at the age of sixteen. The crime was committed six years ago and was an open and shut case, but Allegra is convinced the man who went to jail is innocent. Mary will be up against many obstacles as Allegra's parents don't want Allegra digging up the past. Will Mary be able to find the truth?
Characteristics of Thriller:
- Thrillers move quickly, with a building intensity, making them great page turners.
- Extensive details about the protagonists occupation are vital and woven into the story.
- Conspiracies make great topics for thrillers, Protagonists face perils both physical and emotional, and violence or threat of violence propels the story line.
- Protagonists are strong, sympathetic characters, often working alone.
- The tone is often dark.
- The language used reflects the profession of the protagonist.
Lisa Scottoline and Linda Fairstein are the leading authors for female protagonists in legal thrillers.
Saricks, Joyce G. The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009. Print.