A murky melodrama (viz. Mittelholzer's earlier books- the Children of Kaywana, etc.) in which a pleasant English country house contains a bored Englishman (Harry), his obsessed son (Garvin), his mistress (Katherine), and her religiously fanatic daughter (Lilli). Harry loves Katherine but his wife won't divorce him; Lilly disapproves existence; of her mother's ""sinful"" Garvin broods over his recently deceased wife; etc. With B-movie tidiness Garvin commits spectacular suicide; Lilli enters her convent to repent; and Harry and Katherine relapse with each other, after a great deal of sluggishly explanatory dialogue. Where's the ""drama."" the title promised? Obvious as it is, it's hard to find.