Shadows of Trickle Creek Book Summary and Study Guide

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Adrienne Pierce has grown up in the small town of Trickle Creek, Texas, training horses for Elizabeth Devlin, a wealthy eccentric. Elizabeth's grandson, Nowell, assaulted Adrienne a few years ago, and left town to avoid punishment. Nowell is returning to Trickle Creek, and Adrienne has to make a decision. The morning of Nowell's return, his grandmother dies mysteriously, and Adrienne becomes the prime suspect.
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Trying to investigate the murder on her own, Adrienne finds herself having to get close to Nowell. Chief Deputy Simon Gray believes Adrienne is innocent, and together, they work to find the real murderer, but uncover some painful secrets from Adrienne's past.
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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 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   40% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   life in small town Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

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


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

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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