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This book is about a divorced mother moving to a small town, being rejected and dealing with a murder.
The review of this Book prepared by a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar
Elizabeth moves to aptly named Still Waters for a new start after her second divorce. The first thing she does as an unwelcome resident of the small Minnesota town is stumble across the dead body of an unlikable man, putting herself even more into the spotlight. Trying to protect herself and her troubled son Trace while handling an affair with a sheriff who doesn't trust her, Elizabeth manages to put her reporter's instincts to use by looking into the murder.
The review of this Book prepared by Sarrah



Journalist out on her own with son, moves to small town, finds dead body. Small town prejudice for newcomers, especially because she's divorced with a reputation of being unfaithful (unfounded).
The review of this Book prepared by Joeli Jackson








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 35%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 15% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Special suspect?    -   relative Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   local police w/ IQ of a houseplant    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   descript. of breasts Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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