Melinda Leigh Writing Styles in Say You're Sorry

Melinda Leigh
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Point of View

The novel is told from the point of view of a third-person narrator. The narrator switches to different vantage points throughout the novel. The story begins with a close third on Tessa Palmer as she runs through the woods near the lake on the last night of her life. The psychic distance is close, but there remains a distance. Sensory information is explained so that the reader can feel her fear and terror. It is revealed that she trusted the person who is chasing her, and that she thought he loved her, but the name of the man who is chasing her is never revealed, nor is any information about their past history together.

The killer’s chapters are narrated in a similar way. The reader is given access to immediate sensory information and thoughts, but there is a wall up. There is no access...

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