|Plot Summary of In The Dark|
|"Alex McCord works on an island resort with dolphins. Just as she is finally getting involved with another man, a year after her divorce, her ex-husband David shows up saying their was a problem with their papers and they are really still married. She happens upon a body which disappears by the time she gets help and the authorities arrive and all is kept quiet about it per managements request. Another person is found dead weather accidental or murdered is still to be determined. A hurricane is headed their way and most of the guests are evacuated; only a few select staff and guests that asked to stay remain to stay in the shelter. Throughout this whole time David is saying Alex is in danger and though they spend a few hot nights together Alex begins to believe doubts being put into her head about David and questions herself if he could be the killer. When it comes down to the line she must chose between her husband and the other man. Who will she believe? Who can she trust besides herself?
Amy in Wisconsin, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of In The Dark|
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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
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
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?
- natural disaster
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
- Average intelligence
- scuba under
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of male nudity
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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