Award-winning New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe delivers the latest thrillingly scandal-filled novel in her Depression-era saga of a church-going lady and her oh-so-upstanding husband racing to cover up their many sins—and gambling on one scheme too many . . . With mysterious serial murders rattling peaceful Lexington, Alabama, Jessie and Hubert Wiggins’ steadfast calm and devotion to each other reassures everyone that faith will see them through. But the Wigginses have paid a terrible hidden cost to maintain their façade . . .
Hubert thought he and his secret lover, Leroy, could continue seeing each other on the down-low in peace. But when Leroy’s ex-wife moves back in with him, Hubert’s attempts to keep Jessie in the dark, plus his jealousy and need for satisfaction drive him to reckless extremes—and desperate risks.
Jessie believes her marital struggles will all be worthwhile if she can connive Hubert to finallyconsummate their marriage. But his erratic behavior and her frustration soon has her trying yet another new lover, who is as charming as he is unreliable—and unexpectedly dangerous . . .
Now with their secrets out of control—and the police perilously near—Jessie and Hubert discover who is behind the deaths plaguing their town. But can they risk a pursuit that could expose their own web of lies? When their only choice pits them against each other, their next move will either bury their deceptions for good—or reveal the one truth they can’t escape . . .
Mary Monroe is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels and six novellas. She is a three-time AALBC bestseller and winner of the AAMBC Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award, the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and the J. California Cooper Memorial Award. The daughter of Alabama sharecroppers, she taught herself how to write before going on to become the first and only member of her family to finish high school. She lives in Oakland, California, and loves to hear from her readers via e-mail at Authorauthor5409@aol.com. Visit Mary's website at MaryMonroe.org.