In Durleston Wood
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Richard Hunter's life has hit the buffers. Unemployed, divorced, he returns from America to take up a teaching post in his home village, in England. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, and hopelessly in love with his headmistress, Richard seeks solace and meaning in his boyhood haunt: Durleston Wood. But these days the wood hides a secret, a mysterious woman kept hidden as the property of a villain. Drawn into her web, she tells him of her plan to transfer her ownership to him. But getting involved with such a woman is the last thing he needs. Or is it? Could it be that rescuing her, at the risk of both their lives, is the one thing that will stop them both from going under...