The psychopathological portrait of a killer, this holds considerable sharpness and suspense, pursues the deterioration of...

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THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE

The psychopathological portrait of a killer, this holds considerable sharpness and suspense, pursues the deterioration of pretty-faced Charles Webber to its feverish, fatal finale. Cosseting the memory of his mother who had made a swish of him, continuing its pattern as he is kept by older, protective and possessive women, Charles carries out his first impulse to kill when blackmailed by his half-brother, Rand. Meeting Lora, and falling in love for the first time, Charles is aggravated by the persistent patronage of Dorothea, disposes of her quickly, quietly. As the days pass and small details close in on him, omissions haunt him, Charles distintegrates under the pressure of suspicion, finds that his ""invisible bridge"" to the things he had wanted has failed him, ends his own life...A suave, sometimes satirically edged and accomplished performance which will find a double market among crime fanciers.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1947