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NY police investigator Eve Dallas gets a call of homicide of a woman in the wee hours of the morning. When she arrives in the scene she immediately suspects her fiancee. However when she get to the fiancee's house, she discovers him murdered also. This shifts her investigation to the workplace when she deciphers the victim's phone messages indicating that the victim has discovered fraud in her company. Eve speculates that one of the victim's bosses murdered her and the fiancee to keep quiet about the fraud. But all the bosses have tight alibis and this lets Eve venture into the company's accounts thinking that she can discover what the victims' have discovered. Another investigation she needs to take care of is a request from her friend, Mavis. Mavis' pregnant friend Tandy seems to be missing. Eve thinks that Tandy run away without telling anyone but her apartment tells her differently. Eve begins to suspect that Tandy has been kidnapped especially when she tracks her background and discovers that there are cases in Europe (where Tandy is from) where other single pregnant women has suddenly disappeared without a trace. Eve takes up the challenge of finding Tandy juggling it with solving her homicide case.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   near future What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for missing person Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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