It was a big old violent city where Nell lived, alone since her sister had married and moved away. This city was full of secrets and strange crimes. An unidentified body was discovered not far away from where Nell worked. People said it was dangerous for a young woman to live alone in such a city. Her young friends Amabel and Charlotte thought the house where she lived had its dangers too.
But was Nell alone? Or if she was, in what sense was Nell Alone? Nell had her secrets, and her violence too.