Danger and violence have always been part of Sue Dalston’s East End London upbringing. Unloved by her mother, abused by her father and brutalised throughout her whole marriage, in a final act of desperation she smashes her husband’s skull with a claw hammer.
All that keeps her sane is knowing that she’s done it to protect her four children. At last, they are safe from harm.
When she is celled up with murderess Matilda Enderby, their fates become inextricably linked. And no-one – least of all Sue – could have predicted the consequences…