A faltering marriage ends in a mysterious death in Edgar winner Cook's (The Chatham School Affair, 1996) latest thriller. When Sandrine Madison dies from an overdose of pain medications and liquor, her husband, a Georgia college professor, is arrested for her murder. Sam insists that Sandrine, suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease, took her own life, but the prosecution thinks otherwise. The marriage was known to be troubled, and they want the death penalty for Sam. Can he prove his innocence? A finely wrought mystery from the author of Fatherhood (2013).