"I'm going to leave you, Joe." The statement seemed to come from someone else, a stranger who had had enough. His eyes hardened into black diamonds. His low, deliberate voice chilled me. "That's the one thing you won't do, Sandra. Nobody leaves me. Nobody. You are an expensive investment in money and time."When Sandra Sinclair, recently widowed and the mother of twelve-year-old Jane, meets wealthy lawyer Joe Gillette, he quickly wins her heart. Falling in love faster than she ever thought possible, Sandra agrees to marry. But things soon begin to change. Joe's controlling behaviour and sudden fits of temper cause her to question her decision. When her new husband becomes seriously abusive, Sandra decides that she and Jane must leave. But where can they hide from this dangerous man?