Livesey, Margot. Criminals. Penguin Books (New York: 1995).

Criminals2Alternating points of view tell the story of an adult brother and sister who slide from rescuing a baby to taking her. The sleazy boyfriend of the true mother attempts to work the situation for a profit. The brother isn’t fully aware of his sister’s deceit, but has his own issues with an insider trading offense which he slipped into because of love. Criminality as potentially part of anyone’s nature. For writers: A solid example of using multiple points of view to increase tension and psychological insight, without sacrificing cohesion or clarity.