A YOUNG WOMAN, TRAPPED IN A MARRIAGE OF DESPAIR AND
INTRIGUE, FINDS HER MEANS OF SURVIVAL THROUGH THE CHANCE
MEETING WITH A STRANGER.
Against her parents' wishes, Alexandra Comenus elopes
with Stanley Whitmore, a wealthy non-Greek. The fact
that Stanley does not understand the closeness that
exists in the Comenus family, and that Alexandra's
father does not fully accept his son-in-law sets the
stage for a rocky marriage.
Stanley takes Alexandra to live in his elegant Happy
Canyon home, located in the lush Santa Ynez Valley.
Slowly and systematically he exerts his control to cut
his wife off from her family. When he forces Alexandra
to quit her teaching job, she loses that lifeline to her
students and colleagues.
Ashamed to enlist the help of her family, the once pretty
and vivacious Alexandra deteriorates, both physically and
in spirit. It is only by chance that she meets a stranger
who ultimately guides her back to normalcy and survival.
At the same time, Stanley's mysterious past unfolds,
revealing a former life rife with murder and blackmail.
The twists and turns of this story take the reader on a
journey of heartache, terror, and final solution, through
the eyes of Alexandra.