Blanche Lake is very frightened and very disturbed.
Though little physical violence is present in the novel, Piper brutally deals with the psychological violence that is a common theme throughout her noir thrillers.
Evelyn Piper was Merriam Modell‘s pen name. She has also been referred to as Miriam Levant, the name she was given on her birth in Manhattan in 1908. Her novel The Innocent – a domestic suspense novel was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and Bunny Lake is Missing was made into a Hollywood film.