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The little town of Alpine, Washington is covered in snow, and its residents are busy preparing for Christmas. Then a woman's leg is fished out of the local river. Soon another woman's frozen body is found. Emma Lord, the editor of the Alpine Advocate weekly paper, seeks to find the murderer and uncovers a scandal which involves one of Alpine's oldest families.
The review of this Book prepared by Linda Bertland








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Murder of certain profession?    -   prostitutes/stripper/porn Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator 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

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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