The story centres on a friendship between two seemingly happily married couples and the web of deception woven around a long-standing affair.
Dowell recalls his first encounter with the Ashburnhams, a couple who will eventually rip his quiet life apart.
The first crack appears in the friendship between the Dowells and the Ashburnhams.
The first tragedy caused by Ashburnham's infidelity comes to light.
Dowell reveals his wife's devious nature.
Dowell discovers that, rather than dying of a heart condition, his wife poisoned herself.
Dowell reflects on the devastating impact of Leonora's teenage ward.
Dowell unlocks the story behind the Ashburnhams' seemingly happy marriage.
Dowell finds himself in an unnerving situation.
Dowell recounts the final events in the life of Edward Ashburnham.