written under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott
(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)
Ann Prentice falls in love with Richard Cauldfield and hopes for her new happiness. Her only child, Sarah, cannot contemplate the idea of her mother marrying again and wrecks any chance of her remarriage. Resentment and jealousy corrode their directions. Are mother and daughter destined to be enemies for life or will their underlying love for each other finally win through?