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Stacey was a cop in Dallas, but after her partner betrayed her and her sister was almost killed, she left the force and moved to New Orleans to go to school. She becomes close to her neighbor, but then her neighbor and the neighbor's roommate is killed. Evidence points to the ex boyfriend, but Stacey's cop instinct tells her her friend died because of the role playing game White Rabbit. Stacey begins to work with two detectives from the NOPD, but they don't believe her until more people die and the killer leaves quotes from Alice in Wonderland.
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Stacey moves in with the Nobles, the family who invented the game, in an effort to protect them from the killer. The mother is kidnapped, and Stacey believes her lover is the killer and the kidnapper, but when the lover kills himself after the father is murdered, it becomes obvious that the real killer has not been caught. Stacey and Spencer, the detective she is falling for, find the mother and the daughter, who had gone missing later, just in time to save them from the killer.
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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    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) 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?    -   90% Murder of certain profession?    -   "All in the family" murder Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder    -   killer purposefully leaves puzzle clues    -   Killer purposely leaves clues Kind of investigator    -   husband/wife boy/girlfriend investigators Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   New Orleans Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

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 Unusual forms of death    -   drowned Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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