Every Step You Take Book Summary and Study Guide

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Putnam, Sept 2003, 24.95, 336 pp.
ISBN 0399151095

Forever lasted for five years for Claire and Noah before he allegedly killed himself after getting suspended from the New York City Police Force pending an Inter Affairs investigation. Noah was alleged to have tampered with a witness and obstructed justice in an effort to get B.B. LeBeau convicted of killing five children aged eight to eighteen.
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When Le Beau is convicted in a multiple homicide case in Arizona, Claire finally gets a sense of closure until his guilty verdict is overturned. Claire is too busy with her own problems to pay attention to the cause. Her fifteen-year-old stepdaughter Raine acts like she hates Claire and somebody is slowly stealing her identity, running up credit card bills and accessing her bank accounts and pension plan. When she almost gets arrested for a crime she didn't commit, Claire goes on the offensive by setting a trap using herself as bait to catch who is behind the identity theft.

EVERY STOP YOU TAKE is a fascinating, exciting and enthralling thriller that cleverly links the plot to catch Le Beau with the protagonist's identity theft story line. Judith Kelman keeps the surprises happening so the audience never becomes complacent or able to predict what happens next. The climax is a total shocker yet it pulls all the various loose ends together ino one believable package. This reviewer hopes that the author writes a sequel starring the heroine who engages the reader empathy because she is a genuinely likable and endearing character.

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 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% 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:    -   white collar fraud or theft General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30'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 dialog than descript

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