by Anthony D. Murphy
It was June of 1965. Henry and Maria Weiss’s marriage was drifting and unfulfilling. Henry’s long-term affair with his secretary Sophie Cruz had reached the breaking point and she was threatening to reveal all their secrets. Danny Monaghan was approaching his seventeenth summer, and a chance and unexpected encounter with a beautiful woman opened the door to an obsession that would lead to murder and mark Danny, Maria and Sophie as the prime suspects. Adultery, deceit, ambition and a superficial police investigation set in motion a sequence of events that leaves everyone involved believing that the only thing better than getting a second chance is not getting caught in the first place.
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