This is Dianne Weeks' first vel and tells the story of how hidden secrets have a habit of never staying hidden. Hettie Foster is happily married to Aled, a struggling farmer, and, despite the trauma of childlessness, their relationship is strong and their lives settled and happy. Until, that is, the unexpected and unwelcome appearance of a visitor from Hettie's past changes everything, with frightening consequences to her life and marriage. The power of the hitherto well hidden secret becomes more and more grotesquely intrusive of the couple's survival, both emotional and physical. The story tells of how this secret rocks Hettie's very existence and of the dangers that subsequently threaten the people to whom she holds most dear. The story is told with a deep understanding of human emotions of every day people. The author's insight into relationships runs throughout the story, alongside an ability to create suspense as the powerful dangers of the hidden secret take a dramatic turn.