Alexa, impulsive, gay and very appealing, stands out against a vividbackground of live people. There are Rollo, the passionate yet reluctantlover; Kathryn who is afraid of the past; cold Sylvester and clever Irene;gay Delia and kind Sir Frederick; Ethel who is angry with life, and Frankwho is bewildered by it. The uneasy atmosphere of impending tragedypervades the book until that breathtaking climax in Alexa stands face toface with horror in the misty wood. This is a story of laughter and thrills,of tragedy and comedy, of a great fear which was overcome by love... a finenovel that will hold the reader's attention to the last word.
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