That is how he remembers the gang of boys who tormented him when he was a child. Now twenty years have passed. It is time to make them pay. But into the finely wrought net stumbles one man who had nothing to do with the evil in that school. Matthew Moriarty carries demons of his own, but when Dominic Chance invites him along to a stag weekend in a remote country house, lost in a fold of Cornwall beyond the reach of mobile phones, he could never imagine the beauty that awaits.