When the Port City mayor is shot dead on a dark city street, a missing dog leads veteran Detective Peach to a former beauty queen linked to the mayor in a “lovey-dovey” way. Peach and his ride-along newspaper reporter Paige ponder the possibilities: a botched robbery, a hit man, a lovers’ spat, municipal corruption, a drug deal gone bad.
“I’ve never been involved in a case with so many questions,” Peach says, as the investigation takes several unexpected twists.
Peach and Paige are convinced that the beauty queen is the key to the mystery. But how? Of her, Peach says, “People who lie a little tend to lie a lot.” The events take place in the late 1960s, but the true story cannot be told until now. Why? And who is “the other woman” who plays such a crucial role in this bewildering tragedy?
The Other Woman is a story of misunderstandings and misleading accounts, of people involved in events beyond their control and full comprehension, and of youthful indiscretions leading to tragic conclusions. As always, appearances can be deceiving.