Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
When a doctor sets up his practice in a new town he is drawn to the case of a mentally disturbed daughter living with her mother in a mansion on a hillside above the town, a daughter who believes she has murdered her father, even though the father was said to have committed suicide. As the doctor works with his patient, he finds that a wealthy, powerful local man and the town's police are trying to keep him away from the issue of the father's death. Did the rich town magnate actually murder the father? Did the mother? Why is the daughter convinced that she killed her father? These questions get a little buried in the imagery that crawls to the finish line, evoking poetic symbols but skillfully evading the dramatic proposals raised at the beginning of the story.
daughter, doctor/nurse, investigation, mental-illness, murder, murder/suicide, suicide