Buried Diamonds Book Summary and Study Guide

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Claire Montrose (series protagonist) is on her daily jog when she finds a diamond ring in the mortar of an old wall where she stops to stretch. Claire's housemate Charlotte 'Charlie' Heidenbruch, an 80-something Holocaust survivor, knows to whom the ring belonged. But she thought the woman returned the ring to her fiancÚ Allen Lisac before the Korean War. Claire had found the ring in the wall around the Lisac's house.
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Claire begins her research based on the Charlie's remembrances of the group of young people who frequented the Lisac house in the 1950s. She and Charlie work together to determine how the ring got in the wall and conclude that the original owner had been murdered--fifty years earlier. Their interviews with other members of the old group help Claire determine who was responsible. This puts both Claire and Charlie in jeopardy from the eccentric murderer.

The detailed remembrance and back story from Charlie give an interesting picture of 1950s Portland. Characters are well drawn.

The review of this Book prepared by K Cheatham

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   solving long-past murder Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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