It all starts with a chance remark on the telephone, just a casual conversation on a normal working day. But it leads Eleanor Hamilton to an appalling and deeply disturbing discovery; John, her husband of twenty years, has been leading a double life - a life of unbelievable duplicity and betrayal.
Jealousy, anger and confusion follow, all-consuming and shocking, driving Eleanor to extraordinary limits in her desire for revenge. Then fate intervenes in the shape of a terrible accident . . .
But out of the tragedy grown an unexpected love affair, and at the same time John finds the tables turned against him as he awaits deliverance and Eleanor bides her time. The question is, whose prayers will be answered - and how?