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Miranda Knight and her teenaged sister Bonnie have recently moved to Gladstone, Tennessee, a sleepy little southern town. Miranda is Sheriff of Gladstone and is shocked when two teenagers are murdered. In investigating the homicides Miranda is surprised by the lack of clues left by the killer and by the extreme torture methods used by the culprit. Miranda quickly realizes that she needs assistance in solving these heinous crimes. Miranda contacts a group of specially trained FBI agents that she has worked with in the past to come to Gladstone to lend assistance on the case. Noah Bishop, the leader of the FBI unit, has been searching for Miranda Knight for years. Years ago, Noah and Miranda were lovers. Miranda, who has psychic abilities, was aiding the FBI in a murder case when Noah betrayed Miranda's trust, broke her heart and forced her to go on the run with her teenaged sister Bonnie. For years Miranda has moved from place to place, blocking out her psychic ability in order to keep her sister and herself alive. Noah, who still desperately loves Miranda, has come to Gladstone to solve the murders and to win back Miranda. Miranda has put up major defenses against Noah, who also possesses psychic abilities, and refuses to allow him into her heart. As Miranda, Noah and the elite FBI team work together to catch a killer, they are forced to realize that the killer may be working amongst them.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   solving long-past murder Kind of investigator    -   psychic investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   mind reading    -   clairvoyant    -   can see into the future Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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