fiction crime mystery thriller dark mysterious tense fast-paced

436 pages | first published 2002

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Saturday night dates at the skating rink have been a tradition in the small southern town of Heartsdale for as long as anyone can remember, but when a teenage quarrel explodes into a deadly shoot-out, Sara Linton--the town's pediatrician and medic...
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Summary of 1730 reviews

Moods

dark 98%
tense 76%
mysterious 67%
emotional 46%
sad 39%
challenging 31%
adventurous 7%
informative 3%
reflective 1%

Pace

medium 49%
fast 41%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 45% | Character: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 19% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 27% | No: 23%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 67% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 21% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.91

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