Gretchen Voss

Pre-Wedding Honeymoon

After all the planning and the stress and the conflict, it’s time to take a step back and remember why you wanted to marry this man in the first place. (Remember that?) “For so many couples throughout the process, their…

Hard Cell

With the herky-jerky physicality of a man who has spent his life stooped over a microscope, Dr. Robert Lanza picks his way through the cramped hallway to his lab, a dingy, gray space exploding with high-tech clutter. It was here,…

Woman Obsessed

Donna Harris-Lewis swings her gray Range Rover into the parking lot abutting the John D. O’Byrant African-American Institute at Northeastern University, her alma mater and that of her late husband, former Celtic star Reggie Lewis. Her vanity plate reads “Nicety,”…

Last Exit

That's the thing about time bombs. You never know when they'll go off. Alexandra “Ally” Zapp was always up for an adventure. And this night — one of those serene, balmy July evenings that seem to suck the wildness out…

The Secret Lives of the Players' Wives

Kim Brown doesn't know where she is. Her husband picked her up from Logan last night and brought her here, to his unassuming condo in an unassuming complex in Norton. But she doesn't know the address. Doesn't know the phone…

Hate Thy Neighbor

Jeff Hackworth is mainstream America. He is 42 years old and grew up in Framingham. He owns a $400,000 house on Cape Cod that he shares with four dogs. He works as a computer consultant and volunteers as a sailing…

Head Games

The man was persistent. For months, he complimented her, shared personal details about himself, and made sexually charged comments. Sallie Park resisted, but as a fortysomething homemaker with marital problems, “I was feeling very, very vulnerable,” she says. “My husband…

The Sins of the Father

He'll still say the words privately to his friends and family, but he won't allow himself to utter them again publicly. It's been almost a year since he first spoke them, just hours after he had found his mother in…

Summer Adventures

We've gathered the most white-knuckled adventures New England has to offer, one for every weekend of our short, sun-soaked summer. So jump out of an airplane. Brave some hard-core rapids. Test your limits screaming down a mountain's toughest bike trail….