REMEMBER THE SHADOWS by David Duncan

REMEMBER THE SHADOWS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Morbid melodrama with human, rather than moral, rationalizations, in a novel of brooding and violent sections, with neurotic and psychiatric contours, set in an isolated mountain ledge in the West where Howard Jones and his family spend the su. The family include a second wife, Helen, mentally unstable; Jean Burton, her nurse; and James' mistress; and , his -year-old son, adult, alcoholic and bitter. The story comes to a crisis when the psychiatrist, on the verge of giving the verdict on Helen's condition, is murdered, Helen does not know whether or not she committed the crime; Jean baits her but refuses to expose her as she waste her sanity established so that Howard can divorce her; defends his stepmother, whom he loves, and retaliates against Jean. A grim tale.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1944
Publisher: McBride