Friendly Old Tom lives with his housekeeper in the Willows. no one knows ...his son is in prison for murder. Richard Gardner lives down the road with his second wife and her two sons. No one knows...she is seriously disturbed. Well-behaved school-boy Mark is learning some nasty lessons from his baby sitter's teenage stepson. No one knows... the teenager is a career criminal in the making.
Mow Marigold Darwin, a retired civil servant, house hunts in Haverscot and begins to discover the interwind, serious intents seething in it's midst. And that lives--including her own are at serious risk.