Cause for Concern Book Summary and Study Guide

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St. Martin's, Nov 2002, 24.95, 330 pp.
ISBN: 0312307462

The pace in the village of Bishop St. Leon may be a bit slower, but the townsfolk have their share of dark secrets that are not as concealed as the holder would prefer. For instance, Martin Trent has returned from the continent to physically and mentally abuse his mother Susan, who in turn tries to hide her fear and bruises though everyone can see both.
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Into this pleasant mix arrives enigmatic Adam Wilson, who lifts a few everyday at the pub as he gathers information about the locals. No one including his flatmate, DI Roger Morris, suspect that Adam pays full attention to what is going on around him as he learns much about the townsfolk. However, soon Adam will have what he needs to accomplish his arcane quest.

If the reader seeks non-stop action they need to go elsewhere. However, those fans of slowly simmering psychological suspense will gain much pleasure from CAUSE FOR CONCERN. The story line portrays an overall negative outlook from the villagers, as dysfunctional relationships seem everywhere. The depressing perspective turns darker as Adam aided by nature uncovers an interred secret that will send the unhealthy over the edge. Though deliberate in development, Margaret Yorke provides a cerebral look at crime that readers of a more leisurely paced thriller will enjoy.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

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    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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