HEATHER MARY by J.M. Scott

HEATHER MARY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The crossing of the yacht, Heather Fary, from England to Bermuda, heads into emotional undercurrents as well as dangerous waters when Richard Charrington invites five -- who had known his dead wife -- to form the crew for the boat which bears her name. Impatient, imperious, and a rather exhausting egoist, Richard is seen through the unsympathetic glance of those who had loved the gentle Heather Mary; the tragedy of the uneven marriage is filled in gradually; and Richard's groundless jealous suspicions are finally put to rest with the smarting revelation of her suicide -- chosen as an alternative to her return to him, after the war. The storms at sea are matched in equal violence aboard-when Richard tries to burn the boat, but at the end it is the crew which makes the only decision which can save them.... A drama, in which physical danger is sharpened by the unknown circumstances and the imbalance of character, this tells a curious story with cumulative excitement and conviction.

Pub Date: May 8th, 1953
Publisher: Dutton