To the inhabitants of Brackton, retired physicist Rosemary Blunt is nothing but a
respectable recluse. But Rosemary has a secret, and he’s lying comatose in a hospital
only a few miles away. Should she let him live, or let him go?
Into the midst of Rosemary’s dilemma comes bohemian artist, Ben. His abstract pictures
and fixation with painting God disturb Rosemary, and yet she finds herself unable
to keep away. As summer passes and an unlikely friendship develops, it becomes clear
that Rosemary is not the only one with something to hide. Nor is she the only one
battling the ghosts of the past.
Rosemary and Ben must decide whether to trust each other, choosing between the madness
of admitting the truth and the insanity of maintaining their lies. With their lives
unravelling around them, can they help each other to confront the past, or are there
some secrets too terrible to be told?