|Plot Summary of Hum of Hushed Voices|
When a small town psychologist is found dead in his office, Detective Sergeant Don Salington rules the gunshot wound to the head a suicide. Darby Jacobs, a rookie policewoman and former patient of the deceased, is not so sure. She investigates and uncovers evidence of murder. As interviews and clues lead detectives to the killer, Darby must face feelings of loss for the late doctor as well as her guilt and anger over a tumultuous relationship with Don.
This synopsis report prepared by Lisa Alessi
|Chapter Analysis of Hum of Hushed Voices|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
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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