'Riddled with guilt, she was far from being sleepy. Because even when he held her as close as any man could hold his woman, her mind was filled with thoughts of another man.'
Louise and Ben Hunter have a happy, loving marriage, marred only by their unfulfilled longing for a child. Living and working with Ben's father, Ronnie, they quietly accept their uneventful but contented lives. But when Ronnie dies, their whole world changes.
News of his father's passing brings Ben's lazy brother, Jacob, back on the scene, in the mistaken belief that he stands to inherit Ronnie's small fortune. Added to which he means to have his brother's wife; though just as she did years before, Louise warns him off. Jacob, however, is not so easily dismissed.
When he realises it is Ben who will inherit everything, Jacob is beside himself with rage, and commits a terrible deed, one that threatens to destroy everything his brother and Louise hold dear - their home and their family, their friends, and their marriage and even their very lives . . .
- Publication Date:
- 06 / 12 / 2001
- 141 x 108mm