|Plot Summary of The Lake of Dead Languages|
When Joan returns to Heart Lake Academy after leaving her job in Philadelphia, she finds that even twenty years away from the place where she grew up cannot diminish the sinister, haunting feeling. A place shrouded in mystery and unspoken nightmares, Heart Lake is stull haunted by the murder of three students- Joan's room mates from her senior year. It's when the murders begin to be recreated and Joan begins to recieve ominous messages from persons unknown that the terror sets in, leaving the reader breathless and anxious all the way to the shocking ending that proves time erases nothing but our memories.
This synopsis report prepared by Meredith Griffin
|Chapter Analysis of The Lake of Dead Languages|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- chronically deranged person
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
- solving long-past murder
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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