The Shadow Players

Linda Sole, Author St. Martin's Press $19.95 (314p) ISBN 978-0-312-08292-5
A young woman's relationships are nearly destroyed by her buried memories of a childhood assault, repercussions of which place her in grave danger as an adult. After her mother dies, heiress Aline Marlowe keeps her London job and gives her stepfather, painter Michael Courteney, use of the family estate, Hazeling--despite her anger over his quick remarriage and her hidden suspicion that it was he who attacked her in the marshes when she was an adolescent. While working at an auction house, Aline meets wealthy art dealer Piers Drayton, whom she marries after a whirlwind courtship despite her best friend's warnings and her former lover's distress. Aline's idyllic marriage grows strained: Piers becomes increasingly jealous and moody; she miscarries after a mysterious fall; people close to her die. Finally she determines to find out the truth behind the long-past terror. Sole ( The Last Summer of Innocence ) has written a romantic thriller in the Rebecca tradition, making the most of her steady hand for characterization and her strong sense of detail. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/28/1992
Release date: 10/01/1992
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.