Catherine's last job ended badly forcing her to leave London.
Determined to get her life back, with a new job things look much brighter. Especially when a challenging new project presents itself - cataloguing the late M H Mason's wildly eccentric cache of antique dolls and puppets. Most exciting of all, she'll get to examine his rare, elaborate displays of posed, costumed and preserved animals, depicting scenes from World War II.
So when Mason's elderly niece invites her to stay at the Red House itself, Catherine can't believe her luck. Until his niece exposes her to the dark message behind her uncle's 'Art'. Catherine tries to concentrate on the job, but M R Mason's damaged visions raise dark shadows from her own past. Shadows she'd hoped had finally been erased.
Soon the barriers between reality, sanity and memory start to merge. And some truths seem too terrible to be real...