Edwina's arrival (Richardson) stirs the waters at Widow's Peak. The first 'victim' is Mrs Counihan's (Joan Plowright) son, who falls in love with this independent and unusual woman. Miss O'Hare (Mia Farrow) is a bit skeptical about the newcomer and the viewer understands that something is not really what it looks. The problem is that there are some more minutes to go. So the wrapping up at the end is not so unexpected and this is a pity because the film is well acted, the Irish settings are very carefully shot and even the old fashioned atmosphere is up to the point.