Jack Stone, outwardly shy and unremarkable, writes works of dark and tortured fantasy which have captured the public imagination. Despite his celebrity status, he’s a lonely man whose smart London life is a form of exile. He has painful memories he refuses to examine, roots he refuses to revisit – until he meets Gail, a beautiful, enigmatic girl who seems to sense the shadows around him. When there is news of a death in is family, Jack is forced to return to the horror that has coloured his nightmares for years – his childhood home. There he finds the terror and humiliation he remembers from his upbringing – but he makes a startling discovery as well. Cover art by Ken Leeder.