|Plot Summary of Dark Harvest|
After a shoot-out with a drunken child abuser, which resulted in the death of a child, severely wounding and, destroying her career, former police officer, Kat Lindley relocates to what appears to be the quiet Amish town of Maplecreek, Ohio. Little did Kat know that someone is targeting the Amish children.
Reluctantly, Widower Luke Brand, leader of the peaceful Amish, realizes that they need help from the outside world if the person or persons responsible are to be apprehended. Help from a world that at the very least ignores them.
Kat, tormented by the death of the abused child, agrees to go undercover posing as the betrothed of Luke Brand. Kat has to learn the ways and the traditions of the Amish, investigate the many suspects, while struggling to keep her budding attraction to Luke in check. Luke and Kat understand that although their hearts are filled with love, their worlds are too far apart as Kat is an outsider.
Trusting no one but Luke, not even the sheriff, Kat must work fast as the murders are escalating and before Luke becomes the next target.
This synopsis report prepared by Pauline Bennett
|Chapter Analysis of Dark Harvest|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 50%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
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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