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A killer is leaving the most beautiful blonde women in Miami dead on the beaches. He kills at whim and leaves no clues. He kills to draw forensic psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Kinmont into his web. She must overcome an intense fear of violence that drove her to solve the unsolvable murder, and catch him before he kills another stunningly beautiful blonde.
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A master of mental disguises, he tells a national radio audience night after night that he will kill until she catches him. She grows curious. Could he have clues as to what happened to her parents who disappeared when she was a child? She discovers he is a cousin, at the same time he threatens to push her graduate student assistant and preschool daughter off the roof at a mall.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% 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?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   relative Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Big focus on forensic evidence    -   Killer purposely leaves clues Kind of investigator    -   psychiatrist investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   grudge Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Miami

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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