|Plot Summary of Shadows at Garner Lake|
Luke Downing meets a runaway girl in his native town of Garnerville, New Hampshire, dominates her through the use of drugs, and then offers to set her free if she'll help him blackmail two fishermen who visit nearby Garner Lake each year. Convinced that Downing isn't going to keep his word, the girl agrees to his plan but double crosses him in a shocking way that leads to his downfall.
When the two fishermen return to the lake with their wives after the girl sabotages Downing's plan, he makes them his prisoners in a remote cabin where he plans to humiliate and torture them before he kills them.
But when Sheriff Jeff Parker and his girlfriend Molly Hutchison learn of Downing's intentions, they thwart his plans.
This synopsis report prepared by Hank Kellner
|Chapter Analysis of Shadows at Garner Lake|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
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)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- crazed boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
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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