|Plot Summary of Zero At The Bone|
Katherine Driscoll runs her own dog training and kennel business, but in three weeks she stands to lose everything to foreclosure. The worst of it all is that even her own dog will be included with the foreclosure. She had no hope of raising the money until she received a letter from her father.
She hasn't seen or heard from her father in thirty years, yet he writes to her offering her enough money to save her property, business, and her dog. Soon after, Katherine's father is found dead at his job. He is found in the lions' den of the Texas Zoo after a vicious attack.
Katherine begins going through her father's personal things discovering clues he has left for her. With the help of her newly acquainted cousin and detective on the case, they begin to piece together a past of family lies and secrets.
This synopsis report prepared by Tracey Ray
|Chapter Analysis of Zero At The Bone|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
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:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- solving long-past murder
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- stalking/killing innocents
Any non-mystery subplot?
- running a business/making a living
Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- small businessman
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
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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