Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* Margaret McDill sits in the car with Joe Hickey and waits to be reunited with her child.
* Hickey promises that Mrs. McDill and her son, Peter, will survive.
* Hickey warns Mrs. McDill that if she ever goes to the police about the kidnapping then he will kill both her and her son.
Chapters 3-4 Abstract
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