Anne Marie Smeaton is back her hometown, trying to live a normal life with her partner and teenage son. But that's impossble for Anne Marie, because 40 years ago, when she was eleven, she killed a little boy. She is trying to make peace by telling her story to journalist Joe Donovan. But by dredging up repressed memories, Anne Marie is unleashing old nightmares. Suffering from horrifying visions, she sometimes does things she has no memory of afterwards. So when a teenager on her estate is murdered and she wakes up with blood on her hands, Anne Marie naturally fears the worst. Desperate, she turns to Donovan for help. But Donovan may have his own reasons for helping her.