77 Willow Road Author:Helen Douglas Irvine Told against the background of a sinister gaslit Victorian house, this is the story of a lovely girl driven to ruin by the vicious jealousy of her older sister. — By degrees Evelyn uncovers the family history of the strange Careys, and in particular of Rose Carey--gay, flirtatious, charming--whose life was deliberately twisted into a pattern of t... more »orment and tragdy. The ghosts of the house become suddenly real, and Evelyn sees for herself how the "green-eyed monster" can work in subtle ways to bring death and despair to an entire family.
The story is more than a tense drama of psychological horror. It is also a haunting portrait of a beautiful and lost lady, condemned because she loved and was loved too well.« less