Scream in Silence Book Summary and Study Guide

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A vacant house burns to the ground. A bomb goes off in a mailbox near an airport. Are the two crimes related? What could the motives behind them possibly be? These questions plague detective Marti MacAlister and her partner Matthew “Vik” Jessenovik. Then a body is found beneath the rubble of the house, raising even more questions. It's up to Marti and Vik to find out the answers.
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Investigation turns up a handful of incomprehensible and seemingly unconnected clues, and motive remains obscure. The suspects act like suspects—slightly hostile, avoiding questions. Frustration sets in for the pair of sleuths—especially Vik, who knew the victim from his high school days. The case becomes more urgents as there are more fires, more bombs, and more victims. The killer appears to be out of control!
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   touching of anatomy    -   descript. of other female areas    -   rape (yeech!) Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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