1900s Wisconsin. A small town near Chicago. A dismal winter. A man with a past places a newspaper ad to find “a reliable wife”. A woman answers his ad, a woman with a past... I can’t tell you a single thing more about this book without spoiling it for you. Congruent with the content, the book itself is seductive: full of twists and turns, sex and suspense. It’s a gothic page turner and a wild ride, worth the sleep I lost staying up all night finishing it.