|Plot Summary of Into the Darkness|
After her grandfather's death, Meg returns to the town where she grew up. She ends up working at his jewelry store with her grandfather's protege, Riley. However, her job there opens up the mystery of the deaths of her father and aunt. Meg eventually solves the mystery, and finds out that the killer is somebody she cares about.
This synopsis report prepared by Katie Becker
Meg Venturi went back to the small town that she was raised in after her grandfather, and very strong paternal presence died. She went back out of respect, but stayed because of the reading of the will. Her grandfather had known that she didn't want to take over the jewelry business, so he purposefully left her half the ownership of the store with a mysterious looking fellow called Riley. Several odd events begin happening, and odd rings begin appearing in the mail. No one knows who is doing these things, but they are obviously not doing them out of niceness. In the end, Meg figures out the perpetrator, but is shocked to find that it is someone she loves and trusts.
This synopsis report prepared by Corrie Andrianakos
Meg Venturi returned to her hometown and the sight of the greatest loss of her life for her grandfather's funeral, only to discover that the old trickster has left her half of the family business. Forced to remain until she can sell her half, Meg pressed by events to look into the death of her adulterous father and aunt years before. And what she finds shifts her ideas on her family as well as annoying whoever really did the killing.
This synopsis report prepared by Sarrah
|Chapter Analysis of Into the Darkness|
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 - 56.7%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 23.3%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 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?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
- "All in the family" murder
- solving long-past murder
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in small town
- search for gems/treasure/money
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
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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