After The Night Book Summary and Study Guide

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The night young Faith Devlin's mother and her married lover, Guy Rouillard, disappeared Faith became upset. Scion to the Rouillard empire, Gray Rouillard vented his anger and hurt by having the remaining members of Faith's family forced out of town.
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Years later Faith discovers that her mother had run away alone and, suspecting foul play, she returns to her hometown to try and solve the mystery of Guy's disappearance.
Faith's investigation pits her against Gray. Their attraction to each other is powerful. He desires her but wishes to shelter his mother and sister from old memories and pain. Gray's decision to force Faith out again is severely altered by someone who wants Faith out of the picture completely and they must work together to ferret out a murderer.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   solving long-past murder Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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