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Katherine Driscoll runs her own dog training and kennel business, but in three weeks she stands to lose everything to foreclosure. The worst of it all is that even her own dog will be included with the foreclosure. She had no hope of raising the money until she received a letter from her father.
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She hasn't seen or heard from her father in thirty years, yet he writes to her offering her enough money to save her property, business, and her dog. Soon after, Katherine's father is found dead at his job. He is found in the lions' den of the Texas Zoo after a vicious attack.

Katherine begins going through her father's personal things discovering clues he has left for her. With the help of her newly acquainted cousin and detective on the case, they begin to piece together a past of family lies and secrets.
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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    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Special suspect?    -   relative Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   solving long-past murder Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Any non-mystery subplot?    -   running a business/making a living Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex Unusual forms of death    -   eaten Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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