A binge eater, an anorexic and a man ghosted by violence run from the past, dreaming of being free. But freedom comes at a price.
When Chris and Lynda flee Macclesfield in a stolen car, they have little more than their dreams but it’s not long before even these begin to unravel as they face the reality of what they have done – absconded with Shannon, a teenage runaway.
Hoping to reinvent themselves, they’ve set their hearts on the remote wilderness of the Shetland Islands but as they head north, the truth of their situation becomes apparent: Chris is a taxi driver with a dark and violent past, Lynda’s an anorexic school teacher who’s lost her faith, and Shannon’s a binge-eating victim of relentless bullying.
Their physical and metaphorical journey – triggered by the death of Carla, Shannon’s school-yard bully – forces ever greater risks as they near their destination and Chris’s actions question if a man can go too far, even in the name of love.