|Plot Summary of Don't Cry Now|
Bonnie Wheeler is a woman happily married with a beautiful daughter named Amanda. She also has a great career in her teaching. But all that is about to fall apart one day when she receives a disturbing phone call from her husband's ex-wife Joan. Joan informs Bonnie that she and Amanda are both in danger, and wants to see Bonnie in person. Frightened, Bonnie goes to meet Joan at a given time, to find her brutally murdered at the kitchen table. Bonnie calls the police immediately, and it is then that her life will go in total chaos.
Strange events start to happen after Bonnie and her husband take her husband's children in to live with them. Bonnie becomes very ill and doesn't know why, and the killer involved in Joan's death seems to be after them, leaving threatening phone calls, and trying to hurt Amanda. There seems to be something happening right under Bonnie's nose, but she doesn't know what really. But what she discovers is that the killer may be much closer than she ever thought possible, and in fact, Bonnie may have to run for her and her daughter's life if she wants to them to survive.
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|Chapter Analysis of Don't Cry Now|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
- "All in the family" murder
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Big focus on forensic evidence
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- touching of anatomy
- use of artificial tools
- actual description of sex
- descript. of breasts
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
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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