|Plot Summary of Heartstone|
Elaine Murray and Richie Walters, two high school students, are killed at the local teen hangout. There are two very obvious suspects, but the local police can't make a case. Cop Roy Schindler just can't let the case die. Even after being officially removed from the case, he keeps trying to find a way to prove the Coolidge boys guilty. He finally finds a hole when he discovers that Esther Pelagosi was with them when they killed the two students, and witnessed at least the death of the boy. The only trouble is, she can't remember it. Will her testimony, enhanced through hypnosis, be enough to get the revenge he has sought?
This synopsis report prepared by BethG
Two deaths occur at a lovers lane. Who is responsible? Is it as obvious as it seems, or is there more?
This synopsis report prepared by Carol Patton
|Chapter Analysis of Heartstone|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 35%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 35%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 15%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 15%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
- the rich!
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Big focus on forensic evidence
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Cynical or arrogant
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very gorey references to torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript. of other female areas
- rape (yeech!)
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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