In a successful and happy family, eight-year-old Bryony suddenly stops speaking. Who/What is the cause? Searching outwardly and inwardly may tear the family apart.
Scratch the surface of any domestic hearth and odd things may emerge. Still in love and each secretly thrilled to have achieved success in their marriage, careers, parenthood, Russell and Katharine are totally taken aback when Bryony, their younger child, suddenly stops speaking. The school cannot understand why a usually pleasant, polite child is refusing to speak.Will the professionals solve the problem or might they make matters worse? Is there something to be discovered and whose opinion can be trusted? Can the happy set of relationships survive intense examination?