HEDGEROW by Florence Engel Randall


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There are times, even now, when I toss and turn, sleepless, and it is then that I remember Hedgerow."" These are the words of the narrator, Meredith, who found Hedgerow not only a place but a state of being alive with warped innuendoes and twisted relationships. Bringing the romantic mystery novel up to date, Miss Randall does a competent job in creating an atmosphere of tension and suspense as she maneuvers her young heroine through this Cheshire chess game. Meredith is hired as a summer companion to a disturbed eight-year-old whose mother has apparently committed suicide. She soon finds herself involved in the odd emotional entanglements surrounding the rest of the family which seem to stem from this event...and a missing suicide note. Love, passion, dishonor, surprise...the traditional adjectives fit and this should find its way to the heart of an older feminine audience.

Pub Date: Jan. 11th, 1966
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World