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    When psychologist Alex Delaware receives a strange tape recording in the mail, he's reminded of a murder that took place in a health clinic. A young man kills his therapist, the one woman who went out of her way to help him. "Bad love" he'd once heard this man chant. "Bad love" the words quoted in a child-like voice, repeated throughout the recording. Alex calls his pal, Detective Milo Sturgis, and soon they're hunting a dangerous killer who is looking to revenge his tortured childhood.
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    "Bad Love" is what is given to children when children act badly, a concept developed by a psychologist who was less than loving to his clients. His clients, however, grew up and want revenge.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 60%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kind of investigator    -   psychiatrist investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   psychiatrist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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