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Dark Paradise Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Dark Paradise

Main Character leaves her home to visit a friend in Montana. When she gets there she finds her friend's home trashed and her friend has been murdered. She sets out to find out who killed her friend and why.
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Marilee Jennings goes to New Eden, Montana to visit her old friend and to start her life over. When she gets there she discovers her friend is dead and is determined to find out what really happened. She has suspicions about many people who have a stake in her friends ranch, including J.D. Rafferty, but also discovers that she has fallen in love with this tough hearted cowboy. Will her love lead her to her own death?
This report prepared by Tanna LoHouse








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%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?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   lover    -   chronically deranged person Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Forest?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch    -   lots of descript of animal care Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   very gorey references to torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   little dialog

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