|Plot Summary of Good Neighbors|
The last day of Reggie DeLillos' life starts out with a bad cup of coffee and goes downhill from there. His dog Molasses is poisoned by the boy next door, and Reggie, who threatened to kill David Robertson when the boy admitted what he'd done, is discovered in the Robertsons' house standing over David's dead body with gun drawn. The rookie cop who stumbles onto the scene, draws his own weapon and shoots Reggie dead.
Reggie's friend Juke Miller, an ex-cop who took early retirement seven years ago--after his wife was raped and murdered by parties unknown---doesn't believe his good friend and neighbor Reggie killed the David Robertson. But if Reggie didn't, who did, and why?
Disturbed by Reggie's death, Juke takes matters into his own hands, turning up some very (VERY) ugly facts which rock his small town and shatter the lives of his "good" neighbors.
This synopsis report prepared by William Roberts
|Chapter Analysis of Good Neighbors|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in small town
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- rape (yeech!)
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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