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The Vanished Child Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Vanished Child

Alexander, a German aristocrat and scientist, is mistaken for someone named Richard while getting on a train. This leads to his exploration of a murder mystery involving an American tycoon and the disappearance of his 8-year-old grandson 20 years before.
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Chapter Analysis of The Vanished Child

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1900-1920's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   scientific labs    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

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

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