"The gift or promise to my friend" is the name of journalist Lydia Capolicchio's debut novel depicting the macabre death of her friend – slowly poisoned by her husband.

Lydia Capolicchio debuts as a writer with a book about the tragic fate of a friend. Press photo.
Lydia Capolicchio debuts as a writer with a book about the tragic fate of a friend. Press photo.

The friend feared for her life, yet she found it difficult to convince her surroundings because she had no proof.

"As …