Like a white bird, the scream flew up from the depths of the cellar, then became trapped inside Marion’s head. As it flapped its wings against the inside of her skull, she wondered how had it got through three floors of the big strong house to her dusty little room in the attic?
Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar.
When her older brother, John, has a heart attack, old Marion is forced to go down to the cellar herself and face the gruesome truth that her had kept hidden.
As questions are asked and secrets unravel, maybe John isn’t the only one with a dark side