It isn’t safe. That’s what Joe tells her when he ends their affair—moments before their car skids off an icy road and hits a tree in a blinding snowstorm. Desperate to keep her life intact—her job, her family—Dorrie must put on the most challenging performance of her life. But details of the accident are disturbing. Why didn’t Joe’s airbag work? Why was his car door open before the EMTs arrived? And now someone is calling her from his burner phone.
Joe’s death has left his wife in free fall as well. Trying to cope with grief is devastating enough without the knowledge that her husband was cheating and without the constant fear, the feeling she can’t shake that someone’s watching her.
Insurance investigator Maggie Brennan is skeptical of the latest claim that’s landed on her desk—a man dying on an icy road shortly after buying a lucrative life insurance policy. Maggie doesn’t believe in coincidences. She understands that things—and people—are never what they seem.
As the fates of these three women become more tightly entwined, layers of lies and deception begin to peel away, pushing them dangerously close to the edge.