Charade Book Summary and Study Guide

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Cat Delaney, a soap star, gets a second chance at life through a heart transplant. After her brush with death she moves to San Antonio and begins 'Cat's Kids' a weekly t.v. program to help special needs children find permanent homes. On assignment she meets ex-cop and writer Alex Pierce. The sparks between the two are immediate and intense but romance is sidetracked when Cat begins receiving threatening mail. Other transplantees from her transplant date are dying in bizarre 'accidents'. Cat must find out if she's next on the list with her transplant anniversary date looming. With Alex's help she begins a search to get to the bottom of the threats, but several of Cat's friends are more than they seem and one of them is deadly.
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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 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   40% Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   TV/radio talk show host Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

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    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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