A good idea which doesn't quite come off. BUT, original enough in the inception and handling to make interesting reading. A man has killed his wife -- after a brief marriage, following years of living in unlegalized union. The story as it unfolds is given from the angles of the various people who knew them, and the reader is left to draw his own conclusions as to the justification the man had for his action. The setting shifts from the boat bound for South America to the actual scene of their earlier lives. For the reader interested in problem novels of psychological import.