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Victoria ‘Tory' Bodeen was suppose to go out and meet her best friend Hope Lavelle down in the marshes that night. Her father, however, decided to beat her again, and Tory was too sore to make it down there. About twenty years later Tory decides to return to the spot where Hope was killed to try and find out what had happened to her.
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Tory has a gift that is able to help her; she is able to read people's minds, a psychic. While trying to find out who had killed her best friend she befriends Hope's brother Cade. Cade is one of the few people that she has met that isn't freaked out by her ability to look in to other people's minds.
Finding Hope's killer isn't the only thing that is keeping Tory busy, her father is trying to make her pay for leaving him shortly after the murder had happened. While trying to evade her father, catch a murder and keep her shop running, Tory is able to find love again Cade Lavelle.

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Years ago, Tori saw her best friend's dead body in her mind before Faith's body was found. People wondered how she knew, and Faith's family wanted to blame her. Tori's own father had been attempting to beat her visions out of her for years, and her life became more severe following Faith's death. Now, Tori has moved back to the town where she spent much of her childhood. And she discovers that girls who would be the same age as Faith at various stages during her life have been brutally murdered over the course of the years. All the while, Tori is trying to deal with her memories, her "sight", her feelings for Faith's brother Cade, and the bitterness of Faith's twin sister.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 25%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 35%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing    -   local police w/ IQ of a houseplant    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   psychic investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   rapist If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   mind reading    -   clairvoyant Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Deep South Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lots of descript of crop raising Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   rape (yeech!) Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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