The Broken Hearts Club Book Summary and Study Guide

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The BHC - Broken Heart's Club is a psychological thriller that does not come together until the very end of the book. It jumped around from plot to subplot, often annoying me to the point where I was not going to finish it. However, I'm glad I did because it does not make full sense until the entire novel is read. He explores issues such as multiple personality disorder and man's obsession with female love. The mystery surrounds the murders of several young women whom all have an affliation with the men who belong to a self-help group called The Broken Heart's Club. The main character, Conrad Voort, is a NY cop & his adversary is Dr Ian Bainbridge, a psychiartrist. Not until the end of the novel do you realise they are opposite sides of the same coin. I urge you to read on with this book & don't let it loose you in subplots. In the final few chapters does it all come together & you truly see the big picture.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   40% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing    -   Killer purposely leaves clues Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   criminals killing each other Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


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

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    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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