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A young boy's brutal murder is witnessed in a vision by Susan Moore. Riddled with guilt for not having saved the boy, she soon feels her life spiraling out of control.
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In a small Texas town, Sheriff Steven Ames is desperate to catch a murder before tragedy strikes again.

Together, Ames and Moore hope to stop the killer. But Susan must come to grips with the limitations of her psychic abilities while Ames has to battle his own feelings of inadequacy and deal with a town that no longer has faith in his abilities as a peace officer.

As they begin to track the killer, they are soon faced with their greatest fears . . . as they discover that they have become the hunted.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   30% Kind of investigator    -   psychic investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   minority/women/gay rights Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   psychiatrist Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   clairvoyant Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

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    -   descript. of breasts A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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