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Brooke Rawlings is a professional reporter who was unprepared when her sister, Serena, died and left her the guardian to her young nephew Jeremy. Five years pass and Brooke is shocked when Jeremy suddenly begins to withdraw from her and his friends, shutting everyone out and showing no remorse as his grades begin to fail. His teacher, Matthew Grant, tells Brooke he thinks Jeremy's behavior is due to the use of drugs, but Brooke refuses to believe this. She knows there's more to it than Jeremy is letting on.
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As Brooke begins to dig into Jeremy's life, and in turn her sister's death, Brooke is shocked when she and her investigators realize that Serena didn't just 'die'... she was murdered. This leads Brooke on a hunt for a missing student, a murderer, and mainly a path that could either allow her to find the love of her life, or to lose it to the one man at the top of her suspect list.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%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?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   lover Murder of certain profession?    -   students/teachers Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   solving long-past murder    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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