The Killing Game Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is book 2 in the Eve Dallas, Face of Deception Series. Joe finds a skull that could be Bonnie. Eve rushes from Logan's side to reconstruct the facial features. The Skull is stolen by someone who claims he killed Eve's daughter, Bonnie. He says he will kill another little girl like Bonnie. Eve and Joe find the little girl in a foster home in the south. Eve kidnaps her without Joe's knowledge to protect her. The killer says he will kill the little girl if Eve doesn't keep her with her while she searches for clues which killer gives her. The killer wants Eve to bond with the girl so when he kills her, she will hurt as she did when Bonnie died. Joe angrily searches for Eve and, when he finds her in Arizona, lets her know he wants more than her friendship. They search for a previous victim of the killer with the help of a search and rescue dog and his handler. They must find the identity of the killer, who stalks their every move, before he kills the girl and Eve.
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The review of this Book prepared by Deborah Stoops

One woman's fight to find and punish the creep who killed her daughter, not realizing that the murderer is now after her as his final prize.
The review of this Book prepared by Karielle

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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