Rosie Daniels wakes up from fourteen years of nightmare marriage to the chilling realisation that her husband Norman is going to kill her one day – or worse, he won’t. Rosie does a runner with his credit card, determined to lose herself in a place he won’t find her. Alone in a strange city, Rosie builds a new life slowly, and good things start to happen – she meets Bill Steiner  – and finds an odd junk shop painting. It may be bad art but it’s perfect for her new apartment. The name ‘Rose Madder’ scrawled on the back surely proves it was meant to be hers. And it’s destined to change her life in more ways than she can imagine. But it’s hard for Rosie not to keep looking  over her shoulder. Rose-maddened and on the rampage, Norman the corrupt cop has a dog’s instinct for tracking people – and he’s getting close…