Coincidence Book Summary and Study Guide

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Warner, Feb 2002 23.95, 309 pp.
ISBN 0446527971

    George Daly considers himself a very lucky, happy and contented man married to the woman he loves and writing the kind of books that he enjoys. When his father dies, George goes to the nursing home to make funeral arrangements and, get rid of his father's belongings. He comes across a picture of himself between two adults he never seen before. His curiosity drives him to hire a private detective to find out if the couple's son (and George's double) is still alive.
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    Before the two men meet, George realizes there is something wrong with his marriage and his spouse admits that her ex-lover is back in her life and she wants a divorce. Before anything definite can be arranged Larry Hart enters the picture and changes the lives of everyone he comes in contact with.

    George Ambrose has written a complex, frightening gothic-like suspense thriller that will have readers eagerly turning the pages to see what happens next. COINCIDENCE reads like an episode of “THE TWILIGHT ZONE” except that when taken as a whole, each scene seems plausible. With one exception, the characters are everyday people who make this novel greater than the sum of its parts.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   40's-50's Unusual characteristics:    -   Cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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