A Thin Dark Line Book Summary and Study Guide

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When a woman is brutally murdered, police officers Annie Broussard and Nick Fourcade are desperate to find the killer. They must search for the truth before the killer strikes again. But then Annie realizes that somebody wants her dead.
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The review of this Book prepared by Katie Becker

A woman's killer goes free due to a technicality--a technicality blamed on Nick Fourcade who is told to keep away from the case. But he can't. Neither can Annie Broussard, who was with the woman when she died. She too, is warned off. Continuing with the case means forming an alliance with Fourcade, a man who's motives and methods Annie doesn't trust. As the case develops with Annie and Nick at the core, they not only get closer to the killer, but closer to each other.
The review of this Book prepared by Sarrah

A killer gets off on a technicality so Annie and Nick have to get evidence to convict him.
The review of this Book prepared by teacase

A female police officer tries to solve a rape and murder while becoming in danger herself.
The review of this Book prepared by Kellie

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 25%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 15% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes City:    -   New Orleans Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity    -   rape (yeech!) Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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