|Plot Summary of Lethal Lies|
Mira, Mar 2005, 6.99, 384 pp.
Popular author Faith Pelletier has not been able to write since her spouse died eighteen months ago. Though pressured to produce her next novel and having spent the advance on her husband's medical bills, Faith drops everything when she learns Chelsea, her best friend since childhood, died in what appears to have been a suicidal drive into the Androscoggin River. Worried about Chelsea's daughter fifteen years old Jessie, Faith heads to River City, Maine to attend the funeral and bring the teen back with her to New York.
Though ruled a suicide, Faith believes otherwise because she knows how much Chelsea loved Jessie. Police Chief Ty Savage also has doubts, but has not found one iota of evidence to prove murder occurred. Urged on by the River City Gazette where Chelsea worked as a reporter, Faith tries to track her friend's last unfinished story, but soon finds herself in deep trouble from a killer who wants his actions and her buried along side of Chelsea.
Faith believes Chelsea's former husband drugged and killed her. Faith picks up the gauntlet and continues the inquiries over the fears of Ty, who loves her.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Lethal Lies|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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