Home Reading Report Task

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A Home Reading Report Task
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GED 211 3:30-4:30

Submitted to:
Prof. Jocelyn Bacasmut

Submitted by:
Vanessa Lou P. Jagdon
BSED-English
March 15, 2013

Acknowledgement

First of all, I would like to thank our Lord Almighty God for the knowledge that He has given to me. His gift helped me to comprehend the book/novel that I’ve read for the whole term.

Secondly, a huge thanks to my ever supportive family, I mean financially and emotionally they were always present. Also, to my friends who shows great moral support while I’m doing this Home Reading Report Task.

And lastly, to Lisa Gardner, the author of “The Third Victim”, she is obviously the main reason why I chose this book since I got hooked on her story. It’s mysterious, intriguing, and psychologically thrilling.

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Table of Contents

Book Cover …………………………………………………………………………………………………..ii Acknowledgement …………………………………………………………………………………………..iii __________________________________________________________
Summary ………………………………………………………………………………………...……………1 Analysis of the novel
a. Setting...……………………………………………………………………………………………3 b. Characters …………………………………………………………………………………………3 c. Mode ………………………………………………………………………………………………3 d. Plot ………………………………………………………………………………………….…......3 i. Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………….3 ii. Rising action ………………………………………………………………………………3 iii. Climax …………………………………………………………………………………….3 iv. Falling action …………………………………………………………………………..….4 v. Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………...4 e. Theme ……………………………………………………………………………………………..4 Refection ……………………………………………………………………………………………………...5 Picture …………………………………………………………………………………………………………5

Summary

In the small town of Bakersville, Oregon, an unthinkable and tragic crime happens. The small town was rocked when a lone gunman opens fire at the Bakersville’s K-8. Instead of himself, Sheriff Shep O’Grady surprisingly places Officer Lorraine Connor as the primary. Once on the scene, Officer Rainie Connor saw the Computer-science Teacher Miss Melissa Avalon, with a clean shot on her head by the mass murderer. Two little girls were also killed but with multiple bullets. Much of the physical evidence is already damaged due to the chaos that occurred before Raine arrives on the scene, but more contamination follows. Rainie arrested the thirteen year old Danny O’Grady. The Sheriff's troubled and loner son is found holding the murder weapons. He confesses to the shootings.  His father further contaminates the crime scene before Raine can get him to leave. He loves his son that much, and he believes that Danny, his little boy, can’t hurt them especially his favorite Computer-Science teacher Miss Avalon. Police Officer Shep is determined that his son will not go to prison no matter what he has to do or say. But the townspeople are certain that the killer has been found and only want him punished, no matter what his age. 

The State sends Homicide Detective Abe Sanders, a methodical cop, to take charge of the case. FBI Special Agent Pierce Quincy leaves his dying daughter to also join the investigation. Now the question arises; did Danny actually commit the crime although all evidence points to him or is there someone behind all this? Quincy tells Raine that he has some doubts about Danny being the killer because of the precise way the teacher was murdered. As the trio works together, the town wonders why a good little boy would do such a bad thing. Overwhelming evidence points towards the lad but some items lead to a more professional murderer yet no clear suspect surfaces. Unconsciously, they didn’t know that the real killer was just inside the town, following them, especially Officer Rainie Conner. 1

As they go deeper to the investigation, a dark secret that Rainie has been hiding for 14 years was revealed. It was the horrific death of her mother. It was suspected that Rainie killed her mother. That’s what the real mass murderer loved about...
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