Kindred In Death Book Summary and Study Guide

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As Eve and Roarke plan a lazy Sunday morning, Commander Whitney calls her personally to lead an investigation into the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl Deena, Captain Jonah McMasters' daughter. McMaster and wife were away on a vacation over the weekend, with Deena all alone at home. All evidence points to the fact that Deena knew her killer and let him enter the house.
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Eve's suspicion that the attack was planned and deliberate is confirmed when they recover a video blaming McMasters' for Deena's torture and death. Eve and Peabody manage to find out from Deena's friends that she was involved with a college-going guy she had met recently, but no one remembers meeting him.

The killer is surely related to one of McMasters' cases, but which one? Going through each one of his arrests over more than a decade of police work is going to take time. But Eve and the team do not have any more time to spare. The killer has claimed one more victim on his list and Eve has to stop him before he takes down the next.

Meanwhile, Eve has to deal with the political and public displeasure over the stalled investigation and her own personal nightmares over yet another sexual homicide.

Best part of story, including ending: Kindred in Death was gripping, and at the same time heart-wrenching. The brutal rape and murder of young Deena at the hands of someone she trusted makes Eve relive her childhood trauma again.

Best scene in story: The scene where Eve blasts a couple of young policemen for allowing the suspect to escape from Deena's funeral when the team had all but laid a fool-proof trap for nabbing him was brilliant and typical Eve!

Opinion about the main character: Eve will never waver from standing for the dead and the suffering. Her own childhood experiences make her strong enough to face whatever comes her way.

The review of this Book prepared by Amrita Nandagopal a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   near future What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends 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 Unusual characteristics:    -   Cynical or arrogant


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Unusual forms of death    -   rough sex Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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