Cry Wolf Book Summary and Study Guide

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Cry Wolf is a story of a young woman, Laurel Chandler, who is haunted by her past. She returns to the Looisiana bayou where she grew up as a child with her sister, Savanna Chandler. During her time there, she learns of a murderer that kidnaps women of questionable reputations and murders them. Laurel is determined to find the killer and bring him to justice even though many doubt her abilities. While searching for the killer, she falls in love with Jack B., and her relationship with him deepens as she fights against it. During the story, Laurel has flashbacks of her childhood and after her sister Savanna is killed, Laurel is even more determined to bring the killer to justice. Laurel suspects a few people of being the killer, including Reverend Jimmy Lee Baldwin, and tells the sheriff of her suspicions. Shortly after this happens, Jimmy Lee goes to the sheriff and tells him that he believes Jack is behind the killings. Laurel finds out and is upset, but by using the clues that the killer left her, she discovers who is behind it all. Now all she must do is prove the killer guilty and not be hurt in the process.
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The review of this Book prepared by Hannah Fagler

Cry Wolf is a murder mystery about a young lawyer who has fled her job and life in Georgia after losing a career shattering case.. Laurael Chandler has returned to her Louisian Bayou roots to regroup, only to find that a killer has taken to murdering young women of questionable reputations. Laurel is confronted by Jack Boudreax, an ex-lawyer turned fiction writer. She and Jack are thrust into a heated affair.
    After Laurel's own sister is missing, she begins to question odd trinkets that have been placed for her to find. It's as if the killer is beckoning her to find him. Jack is, of course, suspect number one, because whomever has killed the young women in this small town and adjacent towns decided to use Jack's murder scenes as a model for his own. Now Laurel has to prove Jack's innocence while she searches for justice.
The review of this Book prepared by Kandi Bouldin

Cry Wolf is about a lawyer who comes home to a small town in Louisiana to find a serial killer running around and a relationship with a man she doesn't think she needs. Soon she finds herself falling in love with the man who claims to care about no one and nothing and meanwhile she is the target of the killer who has already murdered two other women she knew.
The review of this Book prepared by NicholeWooldridge

In rural Louisianna youn women are dissapearing,only to later wash up on the banks of the bayou. Attorney Laurel Chandler has come home after her career and marriage are destroyed by her pursuit for the truth,not to mention her nearly destroyed sanity. Finally the killer strikes close to home and she is lured into the killers own perverse game.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   30% Murder of certain profession?    -   lawyer creatures Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing    -   Big focus on forensic evidence Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes 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:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Southeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat Small town?    -   Yes 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:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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