In a suburban Atlanta neighborhood where divorce is as rampant as kudzu, Mary Bliss McGowan has no idea that her own marriage is in trouble. Then, on one hot summer night, she finds a note from her husband, Parker, telling her he’s gone . . . and he’s taken the family fortune with him. Stunned and humiliated, a desperate Mary Bliss has been left behind with her seventeen-year-old daughter, Erin, and a mountain of debt. So she decides to salvage what’s left of her life by telling one little bitty lie. But that teeny fib soon starts to snowball, getting bigger and bigger, until Parker turns up dead. Or does he?