Read by Tara Ward, Lorelei King and Jeff Harding.
A finely crafted fictional exploration of the complications of an abusive relationship.
This is a labyrinth of a tale, a riveting story told within the framework of one reporter's notes and a woman's letters from prison. A young and successful journalist in New York, Maureen English appears to have the perfect life and family. But her husband, a fellow reporter, has a tendency towards alcohol and violent abuse. When home life becomes intolerable, Maureen flees with her baby daughter.
In a Maine fishing town she assumes a new identity and settles into a new life. Two married men pursue her, and one captures her heart. But this ends suddenly leaving behind a murder, a rape charge, a suicide and a helpless child.
Nineteen years later, a cache of documents regarding Maureen English - abused, accused and imprisoned - are given to her daughter by the journalist who made her name reporting the case. The truth should lie within them, but the papers raise far more questions than they answer . . .
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2003
- 146 x 107mm