Felicia Jernigan seemed, from all appearances, to be a typical suburban housewife. But behind her closed doors she kept a dark and shameful secret. Gradually she had become victimized, and had been repeatedly beaten, verbally abused, and even raped by her husband, Craig, a police reporter for the local newspaper. But unknown vigilantes somehow discover the truth and decide to take the law into their own hands, to teach abusers a lesson they wont soon forget. As the local police and the FBI desperately try to uncover the vigilantes identities, startling secrets are slowly brought to light and the notions of justice, crime, punishment, the development of an abusive relationship, the nature and consequences of abuse, and the dark undercurrents of private bedroom society are explored.