Three Minutes to Midnight Author:Mildred Davis Blurred impressions: the Ferris wheel cars dangling like toys in midair; the lights blinking in the rain far above? — Her mother was killed instantly, and perhaps that was better than the sight of her father in a nursing home, a vegetable who occasionally mutter but never said an understandable word. — Blair, at 21 was left in charge of her famil... more »y: Frasier, at 16 ? the brilliant one, Crawford, at 11 still pudgy, and Hadley, 5 years old. Friends and neighbors rallied round, and Blair did her best, but the house seemed to disintegrate into mess and dust, the diet became quixotic, and Blair could not quite recover from the memory of the hideous accident.
Meanwhile, strange and frightening things were happening to Blair: the discovery of a neighbors hidden basement room filled with guns, an attempted rape on Halloween, and an attack by savage dogs let loose on a tennis court. Then finally, on Christmas eve, there came the message from the nursing home: her father had disappeared.« less