Louise Henderson is trapped in a nightmare: the baby cries almost all night, every night, and the other children must be got off to school, and her husband needs his rest...Louise is so tired she fears she is becoming psychotic. And then there is that feeling of apprehension - almost of terror. Is it connected with the lodger, Vera Brandon, a respectable schoolteacher? What is happening in the Henderson household? Can Louise control herself before something really dreadful happens?
The Hours Before Dawn won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1960.
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