Echoes of witch hunting to color the story of a restrained, defensive teacher who finds an old, inherited, New England house...

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Echoes of witch hunting to color the story of a restrained, defensive teacher who finds an old, inherited, New England house possesses her summer from work and the world. The facts from an old diary, from the fateful arrival of another descendant, now wanted for murder, combine to rock her self-sufficiency and undermine her righteous, rational reserve. A capable handling of ever interesting material with current, personal problems, this offers superior fare in the psycho-thriller market. For Rhoda's facing the fact that she was the cause of a student's suicide, that the house she inherited is haunted -- all the while believing that the New Englanders are cutting her off because of her newspaper prominence -- and, in following the old diaries and learning to know the story of the old feud and curse -- her fate becomes a fascinating -- if not wholly believable -- stretch of yarning.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1949