|Plot Summary of Beneath the Skin|
There are three women with no apparent connections. One man is emotionally tormenting them all, bringing them together. And though each disregards the threats initially, the continuing increase in the number and maliciousness of the threats has them looking at everyone they know as the potential stalker.
This synopsis report prepared by Sarrah
Nicci French explores the true vunerability of women who are alone - be it single women, or women who are lonely. The villian is obsessed with 3 women who appear to have nothing in common, except for a "loneliness" that he is attracted to. He stalks them, watches their every move & learns their secrets. Once he learns their weaknesses, he kills them. This book unnerved me as I began to think look over my shoulder wondering if anyone was watching my private moves!!! Chilling & thought provoking - you can't leave it alone, the novel wills stay with you long after you put it down.
This synopsis report prepared by Donna Maroz
|Chapter Analysis of Beneath the Skin|
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 - 70%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
General Crime (including known murderer)
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- little dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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