|Plot Summary of Sacrament Of Lies|
Blue Hen, Feb 2002, 23.95, 240 pp.
As the daughter of the Governor of Louisiana one would think that Grayson had everything. However, she is reeling from the shock of her mother's apparent suicide and her father's reaction of the death. Governor Guillory immediately cremates his spouse. Not long afterward, he remarries his sister-in-law knowing he needs a stable steady wife for his bid to gain the White House. Meanwhile Grayson remains grieving her mom's death, but as her mind clears she begins to wonder if her father had her mother murdered.
As Grayson relooks what she knows about that terrible night, she contemplates whether she is insane having inherited her mother's mental problems or is she the daughter of a matricide killer. Grayson concludes with a strong certainty that her father is capable of removing a wife by homicide that would derail his presidency run. Still she questions her paranoia speculating the role her husband played in the death of her mother and whether the two males will remove her too if she makes waves that threaten to flood the presidential run.
As Blue Hen advertises, SACRAMENT OF LIES modernizes Hamlet with a gender-changing lead role. The story line is superb due to Grayson with her doubts about her mind and the men in her life. This serves to make her plight feel real, while leaving the audience to speculate on the truth. Fans of taut psychological thrillers will fully relish her quandary and want to read more tales by Elizabeth Dewberry.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Sacrament Of Lies|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Deep South
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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