Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell – but it’s not the one the police expect to hear. Suspected of murdering Vera Donovan, the widow for whom she worked as a housekeeper and companion, Dolores admits the two women didn’t always get on. Seemingly neglected by her children and full of bitterness despite her wealth, Vera Donovan hovered on the brink of madness for years. And when her demons became too strong, Dolores was there to take the punishment – and maybe, one day, Dolores had had enough. But Dolores Claibornes’s story is different…darker…stranger – and a lot more horrifying.  This is the Book Club Associates edition, dated 1992, the true first edition of this book, predating the 1993 ‘first’ edition.