|Plot Summary of Still Waters|
This book is about a divorced mother moving to a small town, being rejected and dealing with a murder.
Elizabeth moves to aptly named Still Waters for a new start after her second divorce. The first thing she does as an unwelcome resident of the small Minnesota town is stumble across the dead body of an unlikable man, putting herself even more into the spotlight. Trying to protect herself and her troubled son Trace while handling an affair with a sheriff who doesn't trust her, Elizabeth manages to put her reporter's instincts to use by looking into the murder.
This synopsis report prepared by Sarrah
Journalist out on her own with son, moves to small town, finds dead body. Small town prejudice for newcomers, especially because she's divorced with a reputation of being unfaithful (unfounded).
This synopsis report prepared by Joeli Jackson
|Chapter Analysis of Still Waters|
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 - 35%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 15%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
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
- local police w/ IQ of a houseplant
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle
- hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- 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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