A lonely wife. An angry husband. An unforgiving town.
Beth Brennan is deeply in love with her husband, but he's never home. A year goes by and it gets worse, not better, so she does the unthinkable--she sleeps with another man to get Murphy's attention. But nothing could've prepared her for Murphy's rage or the town's cruelty. For the next year and a half they will make her life miserable until one of them finally shoots her.
Murphy Brennan loves his wife, but he loves his job too. Time just seems to slip away from him until it's too late. Suddenly his wife is sleeping with another man and he hates her for it. For nineteen months he lives and breathes to bring Beth pain and their neighbors are only too happy to join in. He never expected it to go so far or cost him so much.
For five years Murphy Brennan will pray to God for a second chance. Then magically that prayer is answered in the cruelest of ways.