DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS by J.R. Lowell

DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is an Other-directed attempt to reach just that market by two script writers who have a perfectly satisfactory story except that it's so obviously prearranged. Willie, circa twelve, is the unnatural child of a talented couple who obviously haven't been paying enough attention to her and her solitary pursuits. When Willie's about to be sent away so that they can travel alone together, she takes to her dolls and her magic books and before very long her mother becomes despondently ill and commits suicide. For two years Willie and her father are undisturbed by the outside world except for the visits of an old friend, a ""ghost hunter,"" and finally Elizabeth with whom her father falls in love. Once again not for long, although Jonathan tries and fails to curb the powers of this little pig-tailed Sybil Leek. . . . A readymade item and without sticking too many pins in it, let it go at the fact that it's neither as evil nor frightening as it could have been, should have been.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1972
Publisher: Delacorte