Julian Ross's second husband was stabbed repeatedly in their bed while-sheclaims- she slept peacefully beside him. She was found at the scene, hysterical, standing over his corpse, and there was no evidence that anyone hadelse had broken in. But what really made the police suspicious was the fact that Julian's first husband had been killed and mutilated in exactly thesame way. Julian had been acquitted of the first murder, but will she be so lucky this time? It's up to crime writer and private investigator LydiaStrong to clear Julian's name. It seems like an open and shut case, but asLydia soon discovers, appearances can be very deveiving.