Twenty-five years ago, Martha was on a life-changing trip to Sudan, finally living life her way after years of torment from her so-called family. Now, she’s preparing to host a dinner party to break up her marriage. It’s not the life she had envisioned for herself, but she is determined her husband’s affair is not going to make her a victim again.
For years, abuse has been lurking just behind Celine’s front door. Hidden from the world. After a near-death assault she manages to force her husband out of their house. She should have been safe.
Despite being neighbours neither knew what the other was concealing. But both knew the fear of the next unavoidable beating; both had felt its shame and the desire to cover it up, pretend it never happened.
Now it’s time for the masks to come off, to reveal what truly lies beneath.