Alexandra O'Neill, lawyer to petty criminals, is drawn back to the village where she grew up to help Will Dearden find his paragon of a wife.
But can any wife be so perfect that she doesn't have secrets? And can a devoted husband have failed to see the truth?
©1997 Clare Francis; (P)2007 Macmillan Publishers Ltd
"Evocative....The plot turns gracefully on domestic issues." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Immensely pleasurable....Francis is a British treasure and deserves to be equally appreciated here." (Chicago Tribune)
"A chilling and contemporary look at marriage, money, and ambition, and at a life in an English small town and many of the small-minded people who live there." (<>Dallas Morning News)
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