Legendary crime writer Thomas H. Cook, who is peerless whem it comes to finding the humanity behind every crime, offers one of his most compelling books in Sandrine's Case, in which a college professor faces the trial literally for his life when he is accused of murdering his wife, Sandrine.Samuel Madison always wondered what Sandrine saw in him. He was a meek, stuffy doctorate student, and she a brilliant, beautiful, bohemian with limitless talents and imagination. On the surface their relationship and marriage semed perfectly tranquil: jobs at the same small, liberal arts college, a precocious young daughter, a home filled with art and literature, and trips to some of the world's most beautiful cities and towns. And then one night Sandrine is found dead in their bed from a deadly overdose of pain medication and alcohol, and Samuel is accused of poisoning her.As the truth about their often tumultuous relationship comes to light, Samuel must face a town and media convinced of his guilt, a daughter whose faith in her father has been shaken to its core, and the truth about his wife whose intelligence knew no bounds, yet kept shattering secrets that could set him free... or condemn him to death. SANDRINE'S CASE is a powerful mystery about what it means to be a husband and a father and a man, and whether true evil could lurk within the heart of a seemingly ordinary man.