THE VELVET BUBBLE by Alice Winter
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THE VELVET BUBBLE

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As nasty a piece as any since William March's Bad Seed, Dorrie Lawson, fourteen, only wants to live in the ""velvet bubble""-- all alone with her daddy after her mother's funeral. She tells her own story very openly from this time which followed the ""accident"" (unspecified) which killed her mother and left her alone with him, to cook for him and do for him until he decided to get an elderly housekeeper. But it wasn't too hard to get rid of Mrs. Mason-- still there was Anna, who succeeded her, and somehow she is more of a threat and she doesn't realize that Dorrie is Daddy's girl and that all the bubbly dreams and darker nightmares and slurs and lies will all set off this slow fuse... A sleeper, this is a real wake-up possibility; it has a calculated, concentrated fascination and a dreadful plausibility. Enjoy it.

Pub Date: March 10th, 1965
Publisher: Morrow