1. Describe the discovery of the victim at the beginning of the novel.
The victim is found near a skate park, by some large trash bins. A group of teenagers who had been hanging out in the park came upon her. The teens report seeing a van drive up to the scene before driving off again shortly thereafter.
2. In the hours immediately following the discovery of the murder, what do the detectives believe about the victim?
In the hours immediately following the discovery of the murder, the detectives believe the victim was a prostitute. They believe she was killed by a client or someone else on the streets.
3. How does Corwi disagree with the initial theory of the murder?
Corwi disagrees with the initial theory of the murder because she does not believe the victim was a prostitute. She notes that the victim's hair and makeup are too natural for the area's prostitutes.
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