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Jane Drummond has just moved into a new home in a small village with her husband and two children, when she gets offered a temporary job at her old workplace in London.
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Taking the job means she will need to employ a local woman to look after the children. Their gardener's wife is hired. But the gardener is her brother-in-law who is out for revenge after being blamed for the deaths of several people in a building collapse which was actually his bothers fault. The gardener's wife is out for revenge because her sister died in this collapse. The result is the killing of Jane's husband & the suspicious death of her best friend.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%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) Special suspect?    -   relative Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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