|Plot Summary of Where Are the Children?|
|"Nancy Harmon is trying to get away from her past-and the death of her kids. She and her husband move, and try to begin new lives with their new children. Then, history begins to repeat itself when her kids are kidnapped and time is running out to find them before they are killed too."
Allison, Resident Scholar
|"This is the story of a man so obsessed with the control he had over his wife and two children that he killed his two kids and faked his death to better torture his wife."
Martine, Resident Scholar
|"Nancy had to change her life to get away from a past she would like to forget. She starts a new life with a new husband and two beautiful children. Then suddenly the past comes back to haunt her."
Sherrie L. Jones, Resident Scholar
|"Nancy Harmon is wrongly convicted of murdering her two children, Peter and Lisa. After fleeing to the east coast, she relives the agony with her two new children, Michael and Missy."
Jenny W., Resident Scholar
|" Nancy Harmon, mother of two, once "almost" convicted of killing her two small young children, is hauntingly reminded of her past when her young children go missing.
She'd run from her past and created a new life for herself in Maine, but when her children are stolen from their backyard, reality hits hard and Nancy finds herself wondering what she could be doing wrong.
Telling the police all she knows, and confessing to her past, only causes more red tape and there isn't time to accuse, her children need to be saved before they meet the same fate as her first two."
Lorna, Resident Scholar
|"Nancy Harmon was a housewife who took her two children, a boy and a girl, to the store to get some things and deciding she would only be in the store a minute, just left them in the car. When she came out of the store, her car was gone and so were the children. They were found days later in the water with plastic around their heads. Nancy was accused of murdering her two children and was eventually acquitted because the main witness came up missing. Nancy moved across the country trying to escape the reporters and prying eyes of the public, and she wanted to start a new life. A new life without her children. She plead her innocence but no one believed her so she just started over.
Nancy had started to get on with her life. She remarried, had two more children and the pain of losing her children was starting to go away when the horror was starting over again. Her children were outside playing one morning and when she went to check on them they were gone. Again. This time she was determined to find who was behind this but that was harder than she thought because everyone believed that she was guilty again. Nancy tries to unravel the secrets and has to face the horrors of her past to find the answers to whose behind this once and for all."
amy blaine, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Where Are the Children?|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 11.7%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
General Crime (including known murderer)
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
- Average intelligence
- quite fatty
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
- rotating 1st
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog