WHEN MIDNIGHT COMES by Carol Beach York

WHEN MIDNIGHT COMES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Oh, if everyone could be happy and beautiful and successful."" Like elegant Mrs. Bridgeport herself, and her three children: darling Emily, clever Charles, ""beautiful and popular"" Joan. But into this gushy, gorgeous household comes dumpy, listless, etc., etc., school-dropout cousin Wilma; and from that moment everything starts to go wrong. Mrs. B. has headaches; Emily wants a nightlight; Charles is always half-sick; the cat disappears; the broken clock ticks; spots appear on the walls; and housekeeper Anna, who has an occult-minded friend, ups and leaves. ""There is something wrong here,"" she intones. Even wonderful Joan is off her feed, and she persuades her mother to send Wilma home (""She's jealous of us, Mother, I know she is""). But that night the family is still fretful; the marks on the wall spell out the word ""SOON""; and the next thing we know, a househunting husband and wife are wandering through the empty rooms wondering why this gem is going so cheap. Drivel, and pretty noxious at that.

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1980
Publisher: Elsevier/Nelson