Two years after their marriage, Jim Culback wasn’t the man Clare thought he was. How many more broken promises could she accept? After packing and moving everything they owned from Ohio to Naples, Florida, she actually thought things would get better in their marriage, but as time went by she couldn’t take the beatings, the lies and the cheating any longer. Leaving him, she came across a notebook stuffed under the sofa cushion. Could her husband be capable of doing what he wrote? Is Jim responsible for the murders of two women? A detective from Chicago is put on the case to help solve the murders and has an encounter with Clare. What develops between them? Can Clare trust another man? Or does Jim have other plans for Clare?
It was a nice story telling us about a life with an alcoholic. Clare, the main character, was a very strong woman to be able to put up with a man such as Jim.
The mystery parts were very interesting and kept me guessing to the end. I guessed the who part right, I just didn’t know why exactly :). The downside is that this part started rather late in the book, with first 200 pages being all about Clare and her indecisions about leaving her abusive husband.
It was enjoyable read and I recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery.