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Olivia and her husband Pat are having marital problems. Pat wants Olivia to move to the big city where he can become the screenwriter he's always wanted to be. Olivia wants to remain in the small town where there summer house is because that is where she is most comfortable and has the perfect setup for her art. She decides to go, with her son, in the winter when it's covered in snow. Three rednecks that live in that area go on the hunt for anything that they might get money for. They think the cabin is empty. As they are warming themselves in Olivias home Olivia and her son come home from shopping and get trapped with these three rednecks. Thus the horror of rape and abuse begin. She and her son do manage to get away. Then the race is on.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

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


Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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