Beneath the Skin Book Summary and Study Guide

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There are three women with no apparent connections. One man is emotionally tormenting them all, bringing them together. And though each disregards the threats initially, the continuing increase in the number and maliciousness of the threats has them looking at everyone they know as the potential stalker.
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The review of this Book prepared by Sarrah

Nicci French explores the true vunerability of women who are alone - be it single women, or women who are lonely. The villian is obsessed with 3 women who appear to have nothing in common, except for a "loneliness" that he is attracted to. He stalks them, watches their every move & learns their secrets. Once he learns their weaknesses, he kills them. This book unnerved me as I began to think look over my shoulder wondering if anyone was watching my private moves!!! Chilling & thought provoking - you can't leave it alone, the novel wills stay with you long after you put it down.
The review of this Book prepared by Donna Maroz

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   little dialog

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