Psychology graduate, Heidi Harper is appointed to work with Professor Mala, to rehabilitate a dog-reared feral child called Nicki.
Psychology graduate, Heidi Harper is appointed to work with Albanian-born Professor Mala, pioneer of a new project to rehabilitate dog-reared feral child, Nicki. The Professor’s son, Rudi, is Project Manager of the Laurels where Nicki and other children with ‘multiple deficits’ reside.
Heidi is soon asking questions about Nicki’s previous feral existence. Her suspicions are further aroused at the Professor’s soirée one evening by a drunken outburst from Rob Ivory – ex employee of the Professor who claims he sabotaged the experiment and taught Nicki language. On the same evening, she also discovers some disused laboratories behind the Professor’s house.
Heidi goes digging further, where she discovers Rob was in fact part of a Forbidden Experiment, designed by the Professor and his associates to engineer Nicki’s feral existence to see if she could be rehabilitated after the age of eleven.
But there is more to uncover, as Heidi's mission takes on sinister overtones and as the truth outs, the lives of all concerned begin to unravel.
Savage To Savvy is a psychological thriller following the structure of an academic paper: Abstract, Introduction, Method & Results, Discussion, Conclusions.