Why does a woman admit to a dismemberment murder so horrible the body can’t be identified as a man or a woman? Because it’s better than what she really did.
It was the crime of the decade in 1932. Grotesque. And it really happened, although not quite this way.
The dismembered, decomposing body is found stuffed in a steamer trunk. Pearl Tild confesses to it because it is a distraction. If everyone thinks about death, no one will ask about love… who she loves, and why.
This murder is a love story, or the end of one. The eternal triangle goes terribly wrong because these three people really love each other. But their love is too much. It’s what drives Pearl, her controlling husband, and the “other woman” to fight for their lives. They fight to the death for what they can’t live without…each other.