How far is Nick Evans willing to go to maintain his comfortable life? A disturbing study in family responsibility.
Since leaving England twenty years ago, Nick has built an amazing life for himself in California. A beautiful girlfriend and clear blue skies as far as he can see. He’d rather forget about the family he left behind across the Atlantic; a family that lives under the grey and rainy skies of east England.
But unfortunately for Nick, a nightmare twenty years in the making is about to find its way across the ocean and destroy his life. Family issues force Nick to board a plane to London and travel to his country of birth for the first time in more than two decades. He sees it all as a minor inconvenience and believes he’ll be back in the states in no time. But the minor inconvenience soon turns out to be a complete catastrophe for everybody involved.
Nick arrives at his childhood home on a dreary night to find his alcoholic father sunk into dementia so badly that Nick is a total stranger to him. His brother, Andrew, has become an unstable monster and a family pariah. There are no quick fixes in sight, and Nick quickly becomes panicked and desperate. It’s all a horribly far cry from living with his girlfriend in sunny California.
When Andrew attempts to pull his brother into a horrific plan, Nick must make the biggest decision of his life and live with the consequences. Not even 5,000 miles of ocean will be enough to keep him safe.