Jessica is volunteering at the Cabot Cove women's shelter when a woman walks in bruised physically and mentally. Her husband is a well-respected businessman in town. Could this paragon of virtue be abusing his wife?
Despite Jessica's support and advice, the woman refuses to stay at the shelter, press charges, or even report the abuse. But a few days later the entire town is shocked to hear that domestic abuse has turned to murder.
Investigating the crime, Jessica soon discovers that the woman's family has secrets and lies that go beyond domestic violenceand that the real killer may be hiding behind a wall of silence that could send the wrong person to prison....