A short novel that charts one mans descent, from a seemingly normal existence into a world of nightmares and suppressed violence. As Beaton rediscovers his past, he rekindles a destiny that he has for a long time tried to hide. Set between the dull life of the Town and the sleepy English village, the past and present collide with chilling consequences. As a fierce winter storm grips the countryside, Beaton finds himself stalking the abandoned mines beneath the hillsides, living out his fantasies. Its cold outside, Beaton is no longer at home and people have started going missing.