On the book Lake of Secrets it says, " In fact, the whole place was quiet and deserted as an office." This makes the book more interesting by making it more suspicious, and scary, and making me think the people in there getting a weird feeling.
" I remember how she'd looked on the way back to the newspaper office. As she were in another world, one filled with with hope and the possibility that she and Keith will be reunited." This means she was not paying attention to other things around he, and her mind was just focused on that single idea.
" Mariah was standing silently beside me." This means that she was maybe thinking of another thing, or many things were on her mind and couldn't concentrate on that specific thing that was happening.