Dust to Dust Book Summary and Study Guide

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2 cops investigate two supposed suicides, and find out that there is more to the story
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The review of this Book prepared by Jennifer Marcum

The book begins with the apparant suicide of a police officer. The events begin to get twisted when another apparant suicide is discovered. The book is fast moving, and keep me on the edge of my seat...waiting to see what would happen next!
The review of this Book prepared by Caroline Thompson

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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Murder of certain profession?    -   lawmen Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   fright    -   hanging Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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