The headlines are vicious-philandering husband murdered by mistress, who commits suicide. But the haunting is worse: Camilla Carthan, the widow, can't even grieve. Her husband betrayed her at every opportunity; now that he's dead, he won't leave her alone. Each night Tim returns in nightmares, with his dead mistress, looking even worse than he did on the morgue table and promising to stay with her forever. Though others knew him as vindictive and unfaithful, Camilla never saw the side of her husband that survived death. But now she's coming to know that side of him all too well.