1. Discuss David Beck's romantic history with his wife Elizabeth Parker Beck.
David Beck's romantic history with his wife Elizabeth Parker Beck started during their childhood. They met at age seven and became best friends. They shared their first kiss at age twelve and married when they were in their twenties. The fact that David has not remarried or become seriously involved with anyone since his wife's supposed murder eight years previously indicates the depth of his love for her.
2. Describe what happens to David and Elizabeth at Lake Charmaine eight years before Chapter One of the book begins.
A tragedy happens to David and Elizabeth at Lake Charmaine eight years before Chapter One of the book begins. While the couple is at the lake to celebrate the anniversary of their first kiss, David goes for a swim in the lake and hears Elizabeth screaming on the shore. It's clear she's being attacked. David races toward the dock to help her, but he is hit on the back of the head and falls back into the lake unconscious. When he wakes up in the hospital, he learns that Elizabeth has been murdered by a serial killer named KillRoy.
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