amos, a small town minister in new england, is horrified. his wife carrie has been jailed for vandalism against jett pharameuticals,her retailiation for their son johns death by a drug overdose.amoss own reaction to his sons death is to speak prophetically on hell and punishment, through preaching and conducting public meetings. public reaction is fierce and unforgiving against the couple.released from jail, carrie forms a group, including skeptic allan, ceo of jett, to expose harms caused by antidepressants. she also confronts dr. monroe, johns university counselor, who engineered the boys death. he is infuriated and threatened by carrie. monroe schemes to punish carrie by killing amos, arranging for him to come to his office to retrieve johns falsified records, that state that their sond death was caused by the parents fundamentalist lifestyle. carrie, devasted at her husbands death, puts roses in her dead husbands hands at the funeral, as he had done for her outside the jail upon her release.monroe sends his grossly obese wife nellie on a cruise, but she confronts him about amoss death on her return. he decides to kill her also, planning the murder with delight and with great precision. meanwhile, carrie learns that nellie may have information to sell regarding amoss murder.allan, now a suspect in amoss death, decides to approach nellie himself. he drives to the house, followed by the police. he hears screams within the house. nellie has monroe in a death grip. the police arrive. allan is exonerated. monroe becomes psychotic, now locked in a mental institution.carrie and allan remain friends. old mrs. robbins, the towns eccentric, hands carrie a rose. the cycle is complete, she says. carrie understands. she tells allan he has to reread hawthorne to understand.