|Plot Summary of The Widow|
Boston police officer Abigail Browning has been upset for the last seven years by the unsolved murder of her husband Chris. Abby can't get past the fact that her FBI/lawman husband was murdered during their honeymoon in Mount Desert Island, Maine. Although Abby has received leads and tips over the years, her quest has always led to dead ends. Now, after receiving a mysterious tip via the telephone, Abby heads back to Mount Desert Island in order to solve Chris' murder. As Abby delves into the circumstances surrounding Chris' death, she begins to unravel the secrets lurking within the Garrison and Cooper families. The Garrison and Coopers are wealthy Maine families who shared close knit ties with Chris. Owen Garrison was one of Chris' best friends, and was the individual who found Chris' body the morning he was discovered fatally shot on the beach. Owen has always blamed himself for not being able to save Chris. Abby meanwhile harbors supsicions about Owen and his entire family. The Garrison family has been haunted by the tragic drowning some twenty years earlier of Doe Garrison, Owen's sister. Abby cannot rid herself of the belief that Doe's mysterious drowning death is somehow related to Chris' murder. When Abby continues to receive mysterious phone calls warning her that "things are happening on Mt. Desert Island", she fears that the killer may strike again. As Abby finds herself drawn romantically towards Owen, she joins forces with him to catch a killer before he strikes again.
This synopsis report prepared by Sandra Calhoune
|Chapter Analysis of The Widow|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
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?
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- best friend
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- solving long-past murder
Kind of investigator
- husband/wife boy/girlfriend investigators
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
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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