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Maggody, Arkansas, a town of 755 people, has gone "online". The high school's new computer lab has gained access to the internet and the town is in chaos. The high school kids are looking at online porn and stumble across images of some of Maggody's more prominent members in a variety of compromising positions. When a young woman is found murdered, police chief Arly Hanks is on the case.

Soon everyone has their own list of suspects. Neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend and it is up to Arly to find out who the real suspect is. At the same time, a wave of cyber crimes is hitting the small town and Arly must use all of her small town, low tech skills to combat the high tech cyber criminal and find the murderer in the process.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very humorous How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) 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?    -   life in small town Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman


Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths

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