We got a book this week called The Unquiet Sleeper by Norman Russell. Here's the blurb:
Ursula Holt had spent six months in a lunatic asylum for killing and maiming farm animals while sleepwalking. Like her keepers, she is convinced of her own guilt, as is her kindly uncle, Dr. Matthew Holt. Only her loyal cousin Kate and the Holts' wealthy neighbor, Alexander Skeffington, stoutly maintain Ursula's innocence. Then one of Dr. Holt's scalpels is used to cut a young American visitor's throat, and Ursula is immediately suspected.I dunno. Mom's not going to like this plot.
The best part (read with irony, please) is when the rep from Thorndike mentioned something about a genre they call "soft rape" of which perhaps this is an example. [Correction: this designation was appended by an Amazon book discussion thread, not Thorndike. My apologies to them. Perhaps this is why I don't read Amazon book discussions...?]