Edition: First printing.
New York: Scribner, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel inspired by a real crime and the ensuing trial that occurred in the 1931, in the West Virginia town of Quiet Dell, not far from where Phillips grew up. A crime that Phillips mother, herself haunted by memories of watching townspeople flocking to the scene, had told her about when she was a girl. A counterpoint to the sensational stories that filled the newspapers at the time is the role of Emily Thornhill, a woman determined to make it in the man's world of journalism (one of the few characters in the novel whom Phillips said were "wholly invented"), but also focused on justice for the murderer of Asta Eicher, a lonely young widow, and her three children, who were imprisoned and murdered by Harry Powers, a charming serial killer who seduced scores of women through lonely hearts columns all around the country with the promise of making them his wife. SIGNED on the title page. 441 pp. ISBN: 978-1439172537.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.