Deseret Morning News – Crossways

‘Crossways’ a dark tale of insanity, sibling love By Dennis Lythgoe Deseret Morning News CROSSWAYS, by Sheila Kohler, Ontario, 241 pages, $23.95.

In a semi-autobiographical account set in the ’60s, Sheila Kohler tells a chilling, dark story set in her native South Africa about inseparable sisters.

The younger sister, Kate, has returned to Johannesburg from Paris, where she is a French translator, to attend the funeral of her dear older sister, Marion, who was killed in a freakish automobile accident. The car was driven by Marion’s husband, Louis, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon who is almost worshipped by his patients.