Walter Dotson is a pillar of his Gallatin community. A doctorand city alderman, his reputation is above reproach.He's quite satisfied with his life with his beautiful wife, Anna, and their two children.But lately Anna Dotson has found her life unsatisfying and lonely. Walter has lost interest in her while he focuses his attention on the community, and the local ladies' society has grown increasingly stifling.Then Charlie Cobb, an ambitious and handsome man, comes to town. He quickly befriends Walter, but it's his interest in Anna that will destroy all of their lives. As the woman's suffrage movement marches on Washington, Anna finds herself drawn further and further from the role she is expected to play. And the consequences are deadly.An epic account ripped from the headlines of the Tennessean and American, March 16, 1913, this is the story of how Anna's betrayal leads to a shocking public murder, the killer's full confession to a local reporter, and a riveting trial. The only thing more surprising than the crime itself is the verdict.