Sex, violence, evil, and betrayal—the shocking murder case splashed across the Florida headlines has all the right elements for true-crime writer Marie Lightfoot's next bestseller. And tell the tale she does, in a book that lays bare every detail of a love affair gone fatally wrong. But there are disturbing twists, which leave Marie sensing in her gut that something does not jibe.
Twist number one: the accused is a man of the cloth, who has allegedly killed his wife in collusion with his lover. Twist number two: a pair of young girls find the body in an abandoned mansion, adding the death of innocence to the magnitude of the crime. Twist number three: a shattering conviction turns the case on its ear. And the ultimate blow: for the first time in her career, Marie fails to win the killer's confidence during a jailhouse interview. Suddenly, she knows with certainty there is more to the story than even she realized—and her conscience won't let her rest.
Then an unexpected visitor—a shock in itself for the reclusive writer—confesses something that not even the policeknow. The revelation may be the missing piece in a terrifying puzle—evidence that teaches Marie a bone-chilling lesson even as threatening danger slowly encircles her: to err is human, but underestimating the criminal mind can be deadly.