Are You Afraid of the Dark? Book Summary and Study Guide

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         On the same day, people around the different parts of world are reported dead.In Berlin, a woman is found dead in the bath tub. In Paris, a man commits suicide plunging from the Eiffel Tower. In Denver, a small plane is destoyed by hurricane and the black box is missing. In Manhattan, a body washes ashore along the River. On investigation it was found that all the victims are connected to Kingsley International Group which is one of the largest think tank.
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         Diane Stevens & Kelly Harris young widows of two of the victims meets in New York, where they have been asked to meet with Tanner Kingsley, the head of KIG. He assures them that he is using all his resources to find out who is behind the mysterious deaths of their husbands. From the time they enter New york someone makes series of attempts on murdering both women, and they make clever escape out of that. Who is behind all this and why?

         Seeking for protection, suspicious of each other and everyone around them, and trying to find answers for themselves, the two widows embark on a terrifying game against the unknown forces out to destroy them.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   evil corporation/rich guy If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   game where people hunted Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   is very quick


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Italy The Americas (not US):    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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