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The heroine of the story moves to the Southwest with her 12 year old son to escape a terrible ex husband. Soon after moving there a bizarre series of killings starts taking place. She teams up with a keeps-to-himself writer with a tragic past who lives near her, to try to find the killer.
The review of this Book prepared by Kat Cowles





Five Star, Sep 2002, 26.95, 261 pp.
ISBN: 0786243538

After divorcing her husband Jeff Lovechio, a Chicago Realtor, for cheating on her, Robin Curtis and her twelve-year-old son Paul relocate to New Mexico. Robin will teach at the local school. Her neighbor is also new to the town as Mike Landiware gave up his teaching at the university in Albuquerque to escape from the memories of his beloved but now deceased wife.

The quiet town seems perfect to Robin until punk Bobby Caldwell goes on a shooting rampage before killing himself. That same night a serial killer starts murdering a woman every evening. The townsfolk are on edge and Robin wonders if her ex is the culprit as he has recently threatened her by phone. However, when Paul and a friend vanish in the mountains chased by a paramilitary grpoup, a frantic Robin turns to Mike to rescue her son. What they face and what is going on will leave both shaken, if they survive to tell it.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   kidnap/rescue Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   generic terrorists

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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