One sunny evening, ten-year-old Rhona goes missing. Her mother, Nancy, retreats into a state of frozen hope. Agnetha, an American academic, comes to England to research a thesis entitled Serial Killing: A Forgivable Act? . Then, there's Ralph, a loner with a bit of previous who's looking for some distraction...Drawn together by horrific circumstances, these three embark upon a long dark journey which finally curves upwards into the light. This award-winning play was first produced at Birmingham Rep in 1998, and revived at the Cottesloe Theatre at the National Theatre, London, in 2002.