In a successful and happy family, mystery strikes. Why has eight-year-old Bryony suddenly stopped speaking? Searching outwardly and inwardly may tear the family apart.
Still in love and each secretly thrilled to have achieved success in their marriage, careers, parenthood, Russell and Katharine are totally at sea when Bryony, their younger child, suddenly stops speaking. The school cannot understand why a usually pleasant, polite child is refusing to speak. Loving grandmother and robust but problem-free brother are just as mystified. 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?