The Girl in a Swing

Richard Adams

Penguin 1980
A book review by Danny Yee © 1994
In The Girl in a Swing an English dealer in porcelain finds what appears to be a perfect wife on a trip to Copenhagen. But there are some strange things about Karin, and a slender but insidious strand of horror comes sliding into their marriage and their quiet English village. These 'epiphenomenal' supernatural happenings are the only clues to the central mystery of the story, with the result that at the end we are left with an unresolved psychological puzzle instead of any kind of genuine resolution. Adams' writing is as good as ever, however, so one doesn't go away completely dissatisfied.

July 1994

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%T The Girl in a Swing
%A Adams, Richard
%I Penguin
%D 1980
%O paperback
%G ISBN 0140055339
%P 397pp