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Alex McCord works on an island resort with dolphins. Just as she is finally getting involved with another man, a year after her divorce, her ex-husband David shows up saying their was a problem with their papers and they are really still married. She happens upon a body which disappears by the time she gets help and the authorities arrive and all is kept quiet about it per managements request. Another person is found dead weather accidental or murdered is still to be determined. A hurricane is headed their way and most of the guests are evacuated; only a few select staff and guests that asked to stay remain to stay in the shelter.   Throughout this whole time David is saying Alex is in danger and though they spend a few hot nights together Alex begins to believe doubts being put into her head about David and questions herself if he could be the killer. When it comes down to the line she must chose between her husband and the other man. Who will she believe? Who can she trust besides herself?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   lover Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   natural disaster Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female


Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   scuba under    -   drowning Island?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of male nudity Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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