Alpine Manor was the finest nursing home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Clean, efficient, and safe, elderly patients and their loved ones could always rely on the care they received there.
Until November 29, 1988, when the shocking news exploded in the local media. Alpine Manor nurses' aides Catherine May Wood, a twenty-eight year-old wife and mother, and Gwendolyn Gail Graham, her lover, were arrested in connection with the horrible suffocation murders of five patients.
Cunning and evasive, Wood finally confessed to police about her bizarre relationship with Graham and claimed that the killings were part of their eternal love pact to spell M-U-R-D-E-R with the victims' names. The sensational trial stunned the nation with its lurid details of the obsessive sexual violence and blind jealousy that led to the slaughter of innocent women. Wood and Graham were convicted for murder and sentenced to prison. Graham received five consecutive life sentences; Wood a total of twenty to forty years.
In the bestselling tradition of SMALL SACRIFICES and FATAL VISION, Cauffiel's true crime masterpiece FOREVER AND FIVE DAYS gives us not only the facts of these inhuman crimes, but insight into the minds of the psychopaths driven to commit them!