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A year has passed since Natalie Windsor's husband was mutilated and killed by a "catlike" creature while responding to a false police call. A murder very similar to that occuring to her husband's is committed. Natalie's in laws still keep close tabs on her and when she sees a ring very similar to that of her late husband's on her brother in law's finger, she begins to notice more of the social uppercrust of Oxrun Station wearing them as well. When Marc, a newspaper reporter and close friend invites her to a party at the Toal (prominent politician) Mansion, she overhears a possible threat on her life being made by the Toal women. Natalie is chased by a "monster" resembling a cat on more than one occasion. With Marc by her side, she races to find out the truth about the Oxrun elite before she becomes this year's sacrifice!
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the monster chased me!

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

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

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