|Plot Summary of Wilding Nights|
Meisha Merlin, June 2002, 16.00, 353 pp.
Although humans don't know it, werewolves exist right in your community. They don't think much of Homo sapiens believing that between overpopulation and war, eventually the “weres” will inherit the earth one day. They try not to call attention to themselves because the humans have superior numbers and can easily kill them off.
When homicide detective Allison Goodnight, a “were” herself, is called in to investigate a homicide she immediately knows that the victim was murdered by one of her own kind. Allison and the other “weres” on the police force are trying to track the rogue down before the humans on the case realize exactly what they're dealing with. Allison also has to seem open with her new partner without revealing things to him that could call attention to her race, a difficult juggling act at best.
Lee Killough is a master storyteller who combines the supernatural with the mystery genre creates a novel that is original and fascinating to read. The protagonists take on the human race adds a touch of whimsy to a serious and complex story line. Let's hope there are more novels in the future staring this refreshingly unique heroine.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Wilding Nights|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
- the werewolf chased me!
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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