"At first James and Linda Bergstrom's life together is idyllic. But soon the quiet, gentle man Linda married becomes abusive and violent. Yet the battered Washington Navy wife bravely holds on - despite the fear, the pain . . . and the troubling suspicions about her husband's secret life.
Then the Bergstroms move to Houston and things are quiet for a time. Too soon it starts again - the anger, the silence, the unexplained disappearances. But when Linda discovers James's hidden cache of duct tape, handcuffs and a ski mask, she can no longer deny the truth: Her husband is a dangerous psychopath. And no one will believe her - not her friends, the Navy, or the police. Linda Bergstrom is on her own."