This is an excellent read, the sort of book that would hold your interest on a long and tiring flight or at the dentist if he's a couple of hours late. Dorothy Kingship has fallen for a young man and is pregnant by him. For him, this is very bad news - he is much less innocent than he seems and his motives in pursuing Dorothy are entirely selfish. What to do? He forms a plan and carries it out. As the book moves on, Dorothy's two sisters, Ellen and Marion, become involved. There are plots and danger and quite a number of surprises, one of which I absolutely could not have predicted. With this kind of book, which is a murder mystery, I cannot be more specific about the plot - plot is everything here - but it is pacily written, very easy to read, and nicely recreates the world of post-War USA (it was written in 1952), where, for example, Ellen is startled and concerned when her date, who is strapped for cash, forks out a whole $18 for dinner for two! Levin does not pull punches (he wrote 'Rosemary's Baby', after all) and some of the events are nasty, but then, that's as you would expect it to be. Good fun, this - recommended.