|Plot Summary of The House on the Hill|
Quinn Gallagher is a parole officer in charge of one the the most notorious killers known, Elton Weir or "Weird Ellie". He has been secretly placed in an abondoned houseon the hill of a small town, that has been modified with hi-tec sucurity systems that are said to be unescapable. Quinn is burdoned with an FBI agent that wants to interview her psychotic parolee for a research project. As soon as Quinn meets FBI agent he gets under her skin and on her nerves.
Meanwhile in the small town an 11 year old girl turns up missing. Abigail is the same age and description as Weird Ellies previous victims. Elton is immediately questions and the house is searched without sucess. Abigail lived with her mother and her husbands family at the family inn down the hill from where Weird Ellie is finishing up parole. The book leads the readers to believe that Abby ran away even though her mother finds clues that mysteriously disapear before she can convince her family and the local police that her daughter didn't just run away.
Quinn and the FBI cross the state from one prison to another chasing leads that take them into a deep world of illusions and further into the demented mind of a psychopath. The book shows the victims torture and harrowing escape attempts and a mothers determination to see her safely home. It leads to unsuspected adversaries and surprising heros.
This synopsis report prepared by Deb Radtke
Quinn Gallagher looked into the sightless eyes of a child killer and felt a law officer's outrage-and a parents nameless dread.
Ellie Weir was released from prison after losing his sight and incarcerated in a once deserted home at the edge of the woods. He is under electronic surveillance, but that doesn't prevent his attack on a ten year old child.
Abigail wanders away from home one day and goes by the fence of the old house where the stranger is. After that, she is snatched away and maybe never to return home again.
Quinn then tries to locate the missing girl and solve the case before it's too late for Abby.
This synopsis report prepared by Boppy
|Chapter Analysis of The House on the Hill|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- finding a known killer
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:
- vague references
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
- electrical engineering
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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