Is there intrinsic evil in the world? In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on 9-year-old Lizzie. Convinced her daughter is guilty, Lizzie's mother must make the torturous choice between ignoring her intuition and presenting Lizzie to the police. The adults around her, full of denial, find their accepted beliefs crumbling around them in a play which explores the sources of violence and its legacy.