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Close to Home Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Close to Home

In Close to Home former FBI profiler Jonathan Kraag pursues a sadistic serial killer through the wholesome appearances and sordid realities of an affluent Chicago suburb. Called from a forced retirement, Kraag must risk his life and fragile sanity to track a killer who is terrorizing the community labelled the "best place in America to raise a family."
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   20% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

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 Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   rough sex    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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