Teksaška lepotica Susan Wright je imela navidez pravljično življenje: prisrčnega moža Jeffa, dva čudovita otroka ter množico bližnjih prijateljev in svojcev. A po šestih letih zakona, se slika popolnosti sesuje v prah. Jeffa najdejo mrtvega ter zakopanega na dvorišču hiše v predmestju. Skupnost je pretresena, ko Susan obtožijo naklepnega umora. Soproga naj bi ga zvabila v spalnico, ga tam zvezala in skoraj 200-krat zabodla, potem pa natančno počistila prizorišče gnusnega zločina. Je res kriva za kruti uboj moža?
Texas beauty Susan Wright appeared to have a fairytale life with an adoring husband, Jeff, two beautiful kids, and close family and friends. But in 2003, six years into their marriage, the fairy tale crumbles when Jeff is found dead and buried in the backyard of their suburban home. The close-knit community is shocked as police accuse Susan of pre-meditated murder -- luring her husband into the bedroom, tying him up and violently stabbing him almost 200 times before haphazardly cleaning up the crime scene. As Jeff's family reels from the devastating news, Susan begins to mount her aggressive defense; that she needed to kill Jeff out of self-preservation for herself and her children after years of physical and mental abuse. But prosecutor Kelly Siegler is skeptical of her defense and forcefully argues she is a cunning, doe-eyed sociopath, who has used her good looks to try to get away with anything in life -- even murder.