Killing Me Softly Book Summary and Study Guide

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Alice is content with her life. She is living with Jake, an old friend turned lover, and working for a big pharmaceutical company. Then she unexpectedly meets a mesmerizing stranger on the street near her office. They begin an intense affair in which neither wants to be without the other. Alice then leaves not only Jake, but their group of friends with whom she grew up, to move in with Adam.
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Now Adam is her whole life, except for her not-so-great job, but Alice believes that she is deliriously happy, especially after Adam asks her to marry him. However, Alice's happiness begins to falter when she meets one of Adam's former girlfriends who shows Alice that Adam can be violent. Also, Alice and Adam start getting regular hang-up calls and then anonymous creepy notes. Alice wants to know more about Adam's past to try to find out who is harassing them, but Adam does not want her “snooping” in his life. Alice has to decide whether to be obedient to Adam or risk Adam's wrath to try to find out the truth about what is going on.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Abusive:    -   treated like a slave Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Who's in charge?    -   he is

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   explorer Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   scientist Effect of sexing    -   obedient    -   blissful


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off    -   sherpas    -   climbing with ropes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% How explicit is the sex?    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   10 or more (that's a lot!)

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