The Crack in the Teacup Book Summary and Study Guide

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When young Jerry Beakey is abducted, volunteer Shelly Lambert and veteran detective Steve Music are drawn together, not only by their common interest in finding Jerry, but by the instant attraction they feel on first contact.
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Time goes on; people die, but the case goes as cold as the relationship between Steve and Shelly. She has not been quite honest about her background, and Steve is a man to whom honesty and honor are paramount. He can't stand a liar.
But when each separately discovers the true and twisted motive for Jerry's abduction, Shelly and Steve are thrown back together in a renewed effort to get to Jerry. They know time is running out for them and for Jerry Beakey.
The Crack in the Teacup is not only a mystery with a shocking twist, but a book about child abduction.
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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 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for missing person Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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