The small town of Grace Valley has had a big shock. Dr. June Hudson, one of its most beloved citizens, is pregnant! Now her neighbors want to know who the father is. Although Jim Post is immediately embraced as the father of June's baby; however, talk that the two are not getting married baffles everyone. But all this gossip is offset by a malignant force wreaking havoc in the town.

DOWN BY THE RIVER is the third installment in the Grace Valley series, and Carr deftly conveys the small-town setting and gossipy townfolk. Best when read inline of the series, this novel is recommended to those who enjoy character-driven stories and don't require generous heapings of plot. (Jun., 384 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Robyn Glazer