|Plot Summary of Eyewitness|
A man is shot to death by a shadowy figure rising from the smoldering bushes lining the walkway to Beulah Baptist Church in a quiet, Southern town. When police get information linking the fire at the church to other recent arsons, they begin searching for the serial arsonist and murderer. After receiving two contradictory descriptions of the shooter from eyewitnesses; one witness describing a white perpetrator and one a black, the town and the investigation are divided along the color line.
This synopsis report prepared by Nika Beamon
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|Chapter Analysis of Eyewitness|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
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?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- local police w/ IQ of a houseplant
- "All in the family" murder
- Big focus on forensic evidence
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Any non-mystery subplot?
- minority/women/homosexual issues
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- religious figure
- Deep South
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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