Cry at Dusk

Cry at Dusk

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • AudioGO Limited
  • Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print edition
  • 0745194907
  • 9780745194905

Review Text

Laura Graham, the sappy narrator-heroine of this dim gothic mystery, comes back to her hometown of Redpath, South Carolina - to attend her tenth high-school reunion . . .and to uncover The Truth about the death of her nonconformist cousin Laney, who recently drowned after a fall (jump? push?) off Crybaby Bridge. Did Laney die because of her growing obsession with Amanda Scoggins, an eight-year-old (of iffy parentage) who drowned mysteriously back in the early 1940's? (Laney claimed to have found the dead girl's locket, to hear and see Amanda's ghost - or something.) Laura starts asking questions, starts hearing (and seeing) creepy things - while various members of the posh, old, eccentric Squires family start acting suspiciously. Meanwhile, Laura is drawn to two suitors: classmate Austin Leatherwood, scion of the Squires clan (and Laney's old flame); and veterinarian Sidney Marshall, father of Laney's adorable out-of, wedlock toddler. And finally, after Laura unlocks her own suppressed memories about Laney's demise (psycho-nonsense), all the Squires family secrets come tumbling out in a clumsy, surpriseless finale. Harmless but unusually feeble fare in the imitation. Phyllis A. Whitney line - from the author of last year's Raven Rock. (Kirkus Reviews)
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