James Patterson Writing Styles in 1st to Die: A Novel

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The point of view of this novel goes back and forth from first person to third person. The chapters that are narrated by police inspector Lindsay Boxer are written in the first person point of view. Lindsay shares with the reader her deepest thoughts and emotions as she both struggles with a personal fight with Negli's and as she searches for the killer who has murdered three newly-married couples. Other chapters in the novel are written in the third person omniscient point of view, with the author utilizing many different characters as narrators. These chapters allow the reader to see events and actions of other characters of which Lindsay could not or will not have knowledge.

The points of view utilized in this novel are unique in the fact that the author chooses to use two very different points of view in the same novel. The...

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