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Channel 75 reporter and Eve's friend, Nadine's popular book on the Icove case has been made into a movie and all the main characters featured in the book have been invited to a party to celebrate the occasion.

As luck would have it, the actress who plays Peabody ends up dead during the party and Eve is pulled into investigating the case.

Eve and Peabody soon find out that their victim was not at all well-liked in the film industry and had made quite a lot of enemies, all of who would have liked to see her dead.

The actor and actress who portray McNab and Eve on screen have a secret affair going on that only the victim knows about apparently. The woman who plays Dr. Mira has a secret regarding one of her god-children which the victim had threatened to expose and so it goes on.

When a private investigator hired by the victim before her death is murdered, Eve and her team realize that they have a killer who has killed before and will not hesitate to do it again. Best part of story, including ending: I really liked this book because it was much lighter compared to the earlier books with the focus more on the who-dun-it and the evolving relationships between the main characters than on their past trauma.

Best scene in story: The scene where McNab asks Peabody whether she wanted him to propose to her was extremely touching and revealed an emotional, softer side to McNab which he usually hides under his cheery nature.

Opinion about the main character: Eve's cynical attitude and way of getting to the crux of the matter without beating around the bush is what makes her my favorite cop!

This report prepared by Amrita Nandagopal a Level 2 American Robin scholar





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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%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:    -   near future What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murder of certain profession?    -   actors/producers/directors Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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