Eager To Please Book Summary and Study Guide

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Simon & Schuster, Oct 2001, 24.00, 303 pp.
ISBN: 0743219317

Rachel Beckett is a well to do woman, educated and in love with her husband Martin. She is crazy about her daughter Amy, but her world ends when blood tests prove that it is impossible for Martin to be the biological father of Amy. Martin confronts Rachel who becomes so distraught she takes his gun. When the police arrive, they find Martin shot to death.
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    The police investigate and arrest Rachel. A jury convicts Rachel of murder in the first degree. She serves twelve years of a life sentence when she is finally released. She plans on one thing with her new freedom, vengeance on the individual who wronged her.

    Julie Parsons writes excellent psychological suspense that is reminiscent of the works of Ruth Rendell and Minette Walters. Although this is a third person account, the protagonist's every thought is available so that the audience understands her motivation. EAGER TO PLEASE is a haunting novel that will please its audience from the first page to its' dramatic climax.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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