Nora Warren hides her dark side well because she's had years of practice. The wife of a lawyer and mother of two girls, she slides under everyone's radar, never revealing what she really is--a murderer. At least, she feels like one. Nora's plagued by the secrets surrounding her older brother's suicide decades earlier. Yet she lives as though he never existed. Now, in her thirties, Nora suspects her husband, Dave, is having an affair with her friend, the wife of a leading US Senate candidate. When her friend's body is discovered--another apparent suicide--Nora is left with haunting secrets and choices that dredge up her grim nature, the side of herself that no one ever sees. Will she act on her impulses? Mustn't she? How far will Nora go to protect the life she has built for herself?