Alane Ferguson Writing Styles in The Christopher Killer: A Forensic Mystery

Alane Ferguson
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Point of View

The point of view in "The Christopher Killer" is third-person, limited, and somewhat unreliable. The fact that it is in the third person is shown by the fact that a third-party narrator describes the things that happen to Cameryn rather than having Cameryn speak directly to the reader. The narrator is limited though, as they only have access to Cameryn's thoughts and emotions without any insight about the other characters' thoughts and emotions. The narration is somewhat unreliable as it adheres to Cameryn's thoughts which are not always correct, such as when she suspects Adam and then Justin of killing Rachel. This style of narration is important to the story as it maintains the mystery since readers only know what Cameryn know, learning new information as she does.

The distribution of exposition and dialogue is fairly equal and it is very useful in the novel as...

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