"I must find a truth that is true to me...the idea for which I can live or die." Soren Kierkegaard. Matthew Bourne suspects his partner of having an affair - through ha has just embarked on one himself. Then a colleague's wife dies in tragic circumstances, and Matthew is called to identify the body. Only much later does he realise that this incident has seeped into his life like a slow poison, and finds himself compelled to seek the idea for which he can live, or die. Or kill. A riveting narrative of mystery and menace, The Execution is a stunning debut.