John Lescroart Writing Styles in Guilt

John Lescroart
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Point of View

The story is written in third person from an omniscient point of view, though that perspective is sometimes limited as a part of the literary attempt to misdirect the reader. For example, there is a point at which Mark and Wes are together and then Mark is at a cliff beside the ocean and then at home without Wes. The author leaves this as an open scene without giving the reader closure until two chapters later when the story reverts back to explain what happened to Wes from a point of view other than Mark's. The omniscient point of view is the only option available to this writer because there are several characters that hold the stage for specific scenes. There is no one character that has a view of all the action all the time. An interesting aspect of the author's use of perspective is...

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