Iris Johansen Writing Styles in The Killing Game

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Point of View

Johansen allows most of her characters to speak for themselves. She gives each character his or her own scene. The story opens with Joe doing the talking and the thinking. The scene changes and the sheriff has his own scene and his own point of view. The whole book breaks into different scenes for the different characters. Eve and Joe have the most scenes and perspectives. However, Sarah, Jane, and Dom share their perspectives as well.

Setting

The story begins at Talladega Falls, Georgia where there are bodies buried. They are old skeletons and at least one is a child. The story jumps to Tahiti where Eve is staying with a friend to help heal herself after the last missing child case. Joe brings Eve back to Atlanta and takes her to a cabin that has been in his family for years.

The monster, Dom, starts...

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