Brenda murders the priest who molested both her brother and her son. Chat show host, Liza, champions her cause. What can possibly happen next?
It is often said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In this complex story of love and revenge, we follow the story of Brenda Dillon, a teenager in 1950’s Britain who becomes one of the most notorious killers of the 1990’s. Given electric shock treatment when she was seventeen, it is hardly surprising that Brenda has forgotten what she heard. But when her own adolescent son, Terry, is molested by the same parish priest who interfered with her brother, her memories come flooding back. With disastrous results.
The case is picked up by ambitious chat show host, Liza Innes, whose own brother committed suicide after being abused for years by a parish priest. Liza plans a show about abuse that features Brenda’s story. The tide suddenly turns. The outpouring of public sympathy has the most unexpected result when Brenda is sentenced and Terry becomes the figurehead of a new campaign to encourage the victims of abuse to speak out.
It seems that Nigel’s death has been avenged. But has Brenda truly shaken off the shackles of the past? Or will history repeat itself, yet again?