|Plot Summary of The Broken Hearts Club|
The BHC - Broken Heart's Club is a psychological thriller that does not come together until the very end of the book. It jumped around from plot to subplot, often annoying me to the point where I was not going to finish it. However, I'm glad I did because it does not make full sense until the entire novel is read. He explores issues such as multiple personality disorder and man's obsession with female love. The mystery surrounds the murders of several young women whom all have an affliation with the men who belong to a self-help group called The Broken Heart's Club. The main character, Conrad Voort, is a NY cop & his adversary is Dr Ian Bainbridge, a psychiartrist. Not until the end of the novel do you realise they are opposite sides of the same coin. I urge you to read on with this book & don't let it loose you in subplots. In the final few chapters does it all come together & you truly see the big picture.
This synopsis report prepared by Donna Maroz
|Chapter Analysis of The Broken Hearts Club|
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 - 60%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- chronically deranged person
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- criminals killing each other
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy
Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
A lot of techno jargon?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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