In the Heart of the Wind Book Summary and Study Guide

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Ms. Boyett-Compo's skill in developing characters shows true talent. She weaves her characters in an exciting cat-and-mouse chase with her remarkable descriptive voice. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great suspense novel!
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The review of this Book prepared by Louise Klement

Jamie Malone has known a lifetime of physical and mental abuse and betrayal, but at last he has found love and acceptance in rural Iowa. When he is kidnapped from his home one bitterly cold winter night, the friends he has gained will rally to his defense. Forming a tight bond of protection around Jamie's grieving wife, Jamie's protectors will set into motion an intricate plan to rescue him.

But will they be in time to save his sanity?

The review of this Book prepared by Charlee Compo

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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:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   frying (electrocuted) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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