St. Martin's, Oct 2004, 19.95, 320 pp.
In 1931, the charred corpse of womanizing but married Bobby Lewis was found in the bed of his latest lover Eula May Adams. Everyone assumes she set the fire but he was probably dead before the fire started. Later they find her corpse with a bullet in the heart of Eula May, whose obsession for Bobby led to suicide. Her daughter Roberta is raised in an unloving home and never given help or some solace to cope with the two deaths.
Eight years later, Roberta meets womanizing Charles Harris and like a chip off the old block, obsesses about him. They make love in an old barn and when she becomes pregnant, he has no choice but to marry her. Charles loathes his life change as he wants his freedom back while his wife thinks she has everything with him as her spouse and now two children. As time goes by, Charles falls in love with Sara Tate. Will Roberta, once she learns of his unfaithful behavior and his innermost desires, gets mad.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner