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Fawcett, Mar 2995, 6.99, 272 pp.
ISBN: 0449468082

Susan and Jeb Henshaw are thrilled that their twin grandchildren, their daughter and her spouse and their nurse are staying with them until they find an apartment in New York City. As they move in, Susan's neighbor Nadine Barnes watches the free for all until she sees the nurse Shannon. She warns Susan that Shannon was a suspect in the deaths of three residents at the Perry Island Care Center and the case still remains open.
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Uneasy with this news, but also observing how much Shannon seems to care for her daughter and grandchildren, Susan decides to investigate the care center homicides hoping to exonerate the nurse. Following a day of sleuthing, she comes home to learn someone murdered Nadine and Shannon had a motive to silence the woman. However, Susan learns that Nadine's husband and his mother have plans for Perry Island development starting with destroying the nursing home. She sees a tentative link between the previous murders and that of Nadine, but the unknown perpetrator is observing her too, waiting to kill her if she comes too close to guessing his identity.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%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?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect 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 Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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