|Plot Summary of Deadline|
On the way to a job interview, journalist Dalton Walker passes by a circus tent fire. Stopping to lend a hand, he notices an 8-year-old girl who died in the tragedy. Unclaimed by family, the coroner searches for her identity and Walker senses a story. Hired by the Tribune, a New Jersey newspaper recently acquired by a national chain, Walker's first assignment is to interview an Amish woman who left her past and became a Rockette. Intrigued by the unidentified little girl, Walker dogs the trail three months later when the girl is laid to rest in potter's field. Writing a story aimed at flushing out the mother of the child, he waits in darkness until a woman visits the grave. Following her home, he begins to unravel the mystery of the mother and the reason she refused to come forward.
This synopsis report prepared by g jensen
|Chapter Analysis of Deadline|
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 - 80%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for missing person
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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