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by Ruth Rendell
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345348001, Mass Market Paperback)Sixteen-year-old Elvira's mother is dead. Elvira is sad, of course, but not so sad as her younger sister Spinny. Spinny is afraid their father, Luke, will be heartbroken, but Elvira knows better -- after all, Luke has her to take her mother's place. But then Luke brings home a pretty young woman and introduces her as his fiancee, and Elvira decides that she will stop at nothing to stop her father's marriage . . .
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:00:28 -0400)
In a college town two schoolgirls live with their widowed father Luke, who is a gentle, well-educated man, meticulous and orderly. He plans to remarry, he has chosen Mary Leonard, another academic, who threatens to supplant the girls in their father's affections. Then Mary falls to her death. It wasn't an accident.
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