( Deceit, Scandal And Guilt )
What’s real in a marriage built on sand and how do you abandon a man you’ve loved since the age of fifteen?
Phoebe sees the fire in Jake Pierce’s belly from the moment they meet as teenagers in Brooklyn. Eventually he creates a financial dynasty and she trusts him without hesitation, unaware his hunger for success hides a dark talent for deception.
When Phoebe learns along with the rest of the world that her husband’s triumphs are the result of an elaborate Ponzi scheme her world unravels. Lies underpin her life and marriage. As Jake’s crime uncovered, the world obsesses about Phoebe. Did she know her life fabricated by fraud? Did she partner with her husband in hustling billions from pensioners, charities, and CEOs? Was she his accomplice in stealing from their family and neighbors?
Debate rages whether love and loyalty blinded her to his crimes or if she chose to live in denial. While Jake trapped in the web of his own deceit, Phoebe faced with an unbearable choice. Her children refuse to see her if she remains at their father’s side, but abandoning Jake, a man she’s known since childhood, feels cruel and impossible.