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In The Lake Of The Woods by Tim O'Brien tells the story of the disintegrating marriage of John and Kathy Wade, living in isolated Lake Of The Woods, Minnesota. John is a politician who lost in a landslide after secrets of his past in Vietnam are revealed to the public. One day John wakes up and finds Kathy missing. John is the main suspect, despite the lack of evidence. The book sets about to solve the mystery of Kathy's diappearance and divulge the dark secrets of John's past.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   marriage/relationship going to pieces Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   catching a killer Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   drowning    -   lost at sea Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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