The Killing Woods By Lucy Christopher

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w. Whilst Emily thinks it will prove to Damon that it was her dad (at this point, Emily is doubting even her own father), Damon Resham Baruwal Mrs. Pomerantz Senior Essay 12 February 2015 Title The Killing Woods is a murder mystery written by Lucy Christopher who, ironically, does not reveal the mystery of who killed a girl named Ashlee and the suffering of Emily Shepherd. Christopher builds suspicion among characters but the mystery is never resolved. Ashlee Parker is dead, and Emily Shepherd's dad is accused of the crime. A former soldier suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, he emerges from the woods carrying the girl's broken body. It makes him a suspect but it is not clear he killed Ashlee. His daughter Emily looks for evidence to prove her father’s innocence but she created more suspects. Lucy Christopher adds suspects as the story goes on and shows how Emily supports her father and finds evidences to make her father a free man. Christopher creates sympathy towards Emily…show more content…
I won't tell you who the romance is between, but I felt it was unnecessary and took away from the murder element, making it a more obviously teenage book. That's just me, though, and I know a lot of people will appreciate this part.The differentiation between the two narratives is really good, and you see the effect that both characters have on each other. Lucy Christopher's writing is really clever; at one point in the book, Emily shows Damon the painting her dad drew. Whilst Emily thinks it will prove to Damon that it was her dad (at this point, Emily is doubting even her own father), Damon thinks Emily is showing it to him to prove she knows about 'The Game', and thinks that he commited the murder. The Game is a brilliant addition to the book, which I won't tell you anything about, since I'll give away the whole plot, but it has a really modern twist on the whole murder

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