|Plot Summary of Dangerous to Know|
|"Journalist Vivienne Locke Trent is devastated when she learns of the mysterious death of her former husband, the rich and philanthropic Sebastian Locke. Pending the results of the autopsy, the police make it clear that Sebastian's death could be one of three things: accidental, suicide or murder. Vivienne, who had just met Sebastian for lunch a few days earlier, can't believe that the dynamic, powerforce that she once loved is gone. And she can't imagine that Sebastian would take his own life. Vivienne has a new mission in life - to get to the bottom of Sebastian's death and finger a killer (if there is one). The two prime suspects are Sebastian's children, Jack and Luciana. Jack had an extremely volatile relationship with his father, one that was marred by fights and feelings of abandonment. He hated living in his father's shadow. Sebastian's daughter Luciana is a chip off the old block, a woman who is bent on taking over her father's vast corporations and making a name for herself. She has big plans to give birth to several children and regenerate the Locke family tree. Luciana has always hated Vivienne with a passion; she always felt that Vivienne was standing in the way of her and her father's closeness. Neither Jack nor Luciana seems to care that their father may have been a murder victim. Sebastian was a lusty man, one who married five times and have several girlfriends and mistresses. Vivienne recalls the way in which she met Sebastian - he was her mother's lover. After her mother's death from an accidental fall Sebastian became Vivienne's lover, despite the twenty year age difference. Vivienne unearths numerous secrets and reveals petty jealousies and deep ambitions within the family members. As Vivienne digs deeper into Sebastian's origins, she discovers the shattering secret that led him to take his own life."
Sandra Calhoune, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dangerous to Know|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
- the rich!
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- actual description of sex
- rape (yeech!)
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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