1. Why does the author think it is important to introduce the characters as children? How do you think this plot device will help later in the story?
The author wants to introduce the main characters as children because it will help the reader establish the basis for the relationships later in the novel. Knowing the characters as children is important because their relationships with their parents is a factor to their behaviors later in the novel.
2. What is the killer's life at home like?
The killer's life at home describes him as a man who is devoted to his invalid wife, and he dotes on her. He seems like a normal man to outsiders and his wife adores him because he takes complete care of her. But, the killer has a demon that lives inside him and it comes out every now and then.
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