Brandon Goodman is the catch of a lifetime. He's handsome, rich, and dead. His family, friends, and business associates expected to see him return from his honeymoon tanned and smiling. Instead, he was found face down in a pool of his own blood. Now that Rebecca is a wealthy widow, she wants her first husband, Matthew Billingsley, back in her arms again. But there are two problems: first, Matthew is the prime suspect in the murder of Rebecca's deceased millionaire husband; and second, Matthew is in love with another woman. Rebecca, not happy with Matthew's rejection of her, places the noose around Matthew's throat and starts to tighten it. Will Brandon Goodman's killer be caught and brought to justice before Rebecca, and her accomplice, successfully pins the murder on Matthew? And what (or who), other than rejection and greed, is the driving force that could possibly place Rebecca in this web of deceit to want Mathew - a man who she still carries a torch for - to become a perfect scapegoat for a murder she knows he didn't commit.
This novel flits and flutters like a worm as it struggles to free itself from the spiraling and piercing hook that dangles at the end of the line on a fishing rod. And, as Rebecca manipulates everyone involved - including a corruptive police detective - readers will wonder if the next bend in the road, or the next struggle of the worm, is Dead Man's Curve. One thing is sure; before it's over, the worm will turn.
Paulette Winsted Butt, a former business accountant, resides with her husband in the small town of Springville, just north of Birmingham, Alabama. After leaving a successful, twenty-five year career in the business field, she kept her pen in hand; working with words instead of numbers. She hopes, through her writing, that she will enjoy the success of being an author as much as she did as an accountant. Coming from a family of eight (8), Paulette has personally experienced just about all of the emotional conflicts that one can possibly be dealt in life; thus directing her writing technique to provide "serious" fiction. Being an avid reader herself, she hopes to offer her reading audience this novel, The Worm Turns, as her first piece of art; in hopes that this novel will carry them from start to finish by giving them a vivid imagination of all the emotions that we ETH as human beings - can possibly imagine. Paulette is currently working on a second novel and hopes that her reading audience will enjoy The Worm Turns so much that they will continue to support her efforts in her writing career by being on the look-out for her next novel. Paulette is the proud mother of a daughter that resides in Chicago, and a step-son residing in Alabama. She also proudly announces her role of grandmother (July 2004) to a precious grandson - adopted from the Ukraine. She vows that this grandson was destined from birth to be her grandson, and her angelic daughters' son. And, speaking for herself and her daughter, they feel truly blessed that he (Mark) has found his way into their life.