Peter Mason kills his mistress, the wife of his best friend, Walter, and lives a life of unreality when British justice does...

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THE THIN LINE

Peter Mason kills his mistress, the wife of his best friend, Walter, and lives a life of unreality when British justice does not catch up with him. Knowing his guilt, he faces his family-and Walter -- and lives in watertight compartments with each impact. The tremendous excitement of evasion gives way to the need for confession: his wife takes on his burden, as does Walter: drink alleviates but dark guilt almost fascinates him into immolation. His wife gives the coup de grace -- for good --for evil?

Pub Date: May 7, 1952

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1952