Dirty Little Lies Book Summary and Study Guide

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Dell, Apr 2004, 6.50
ISBN: 0440237475

Lacie Jo Baxter finished her upbeat speech at the opening of Mercer's Drug Store in Klaber Falls only to have someone toss her into a car's trunk. As the vehicle speeds off Lacie Jo holds tightly onto her baton while encouraging herself by saying “Not a pushover”. They stop at Whipple Farm seven miles from town with nothing in between. The buoyant Lacie Jo hits her kidnapper with her baton and escapes.
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FBI agent Ben Camaglia is in exile working on doing nothing as there has not been much demand to investigate crop circles lately. Ben knows that if the incident of necessary roughness of the senator's son occurred today, he would pound the idiot even more. His first assignment in Kansas is to insure that is no future abduction of Lacie Jo. The twosome are immediately attracted to one another, but neither expects anything to happen between them. That is until the kidnapper tries to snatch Lacie Jo, putting Ben in panic over the safety of the woman he loves.

Fans of romantic suspense will appreciate this delightful thriller with its congenial tidbits involving beauty contests, though the exciting story line centers on the abductions of Lacie Jo and the DIRTY LITTLE LIES behind them. Lacie Jo is a brave person while Big Ben feels like a large fish in a pond too small until his beloved is taken again. The over use of complex sentences means keeping an oxygen tank handy (periods would help) though Connie Lane provides a terse tale with amusing asides that will please sub-genre readers that this author has moved into this nest.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

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

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