River's End Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book, that has almost 450 pages and takes just too
much to actually begin, is good, but not up to the best
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by Nora Roberts. The killer is very obvious, and the plot
has some mistakes that makes it easy for the reader to
figure it out what is really happening. Also, Nora wrote
some melodramatic scenes we already read in a thousand of
books. But it's still a nice reading.
The review of this Book prepared by Marco Aurelio

Movie star Julie Turner is murdered allegedly by her husband. Sam Turner, Julies husband, is sent to prison for 15 to life. The night of the murder four year old Olivia sees her daddy standing over her bleeding mommy with the murder weapon ... The book soon goes on to when she is 12 and tells of her inner strugles... then on to 18 and finally 24 where the plot thickens and the monster comes back.
The review of this Book prepared by Amy

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Special suspect?    -   relative Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   California Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   descript. of other female areas Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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