At the heart of Mary Higgins Clark's stunning new novel of suspense is the brutal murder of a respected Connecticut doctor. The news strikes Greenwich society like a thunderbolt -- as does the news that Molly Carpenter Lasch, the beautiful young wife of the slain doctor, has been arrested for his murder.
Nobody believes Molly's claim to have no memory of the night of the crime, and the evidence against her is overwhelming. To escape a murder conviction, she accepts a plea bargain and subsequently wins early parole.
A few years later, on Molly 's release from prison, she reasserts her innocence in front of TV cameras and reporters gathered at the prison gate. Among them is an old acquaintance and schoolmate, Fran Simmons, currently working as an investigative reporter for a television news magazine show.
Determined to prove her innocence, Molly convinces Fran to research and present a program on the crime.
Fran soon finds herself enmeshed in a web of suspicious deaths and painful questions about the doctor's murder.