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A small town lawyer passing through on his way to his sister's home as he leaves his wife and the stepdaughter he's lusting after stumbles across a rundown homestead where liquor is made. A young woman and her boyfriend wreck their car in the same area, and end up at the house also. The man gets drunk and the girl gets molested, despite the best efforts of a former prostitute who lives there. A man ends up dead, the girl is deserted by her companion and then kidnapped by the killer. The lawyer, now safely ensconced in town, finds out that the owner of the land is in jail for a murder he didn't commit, terrified that if he tells what he knows the real killer will murder him as well. A twisted tail of prostitutes, lawyers, families, lusts, and betrayal.
The review of this Book prepared by Sarrah








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   story of crooked lawyer    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   rude people Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   prison

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    -   touching of anatomy    -   use of artificial tools    -   rape (yeech!) Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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