Tom looked at his mother. She was smiling. Her voice was so calm and ordinary.
'Yes, that's the best thing,' she continued. 'I'll get my knife and kill her. She'll
go to God. She'll be happy.'
Tom stood up. His legs felt weak. He had to get away from there — and he had
to take Vicky and the boys with him.
Tom and his family have come to Kirren Island for their holiday. They come
to the quiet, lonely island every year. 'It's a good place to think about the important
things in life,' Tom's father says. But this year is different....