|Plot Summary of She Walks These Hills|
Jeremy Cobb, a college professor, is obsessed with Katie Wyler, an early settler in the hills of Tennessee. Katie's family was killed by a group of Native Americans. Only her younger brother Andrew was able to get away. Katie was taken captive to Ohio territory. Eventually she was able to escape and made her way on foot back to Tennessee. Jeremy decides to follow a portion of the path Katie may have taken on her trek home. With no hiking experience, Jeremy fills his backpack with unnecessary items. He discards most along the trail, becoming very ill and lost on the mountains.
Meanwhile, Harm Sorley, age 63, convicted murderer, escapes from the local penitentiary. In his deluded mind, he heads home to the Tennessee mountains. Twenty years after the murder, no one is very concerned about the escape of an old, sick man. Until, that is, Harm's ex-wife is found dead and a baby from a local family goes missing.
This synopsis report prepared by Jan Lamers
|Chapter Analysis of She Walks These Hills|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 60%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Exploring into the wild
- being chased through wilderness
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- climbing on trails
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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