When his mother dies, our protagonist returns home to Wales for the first time in ten years to attend her funeral. Then, on a walk in the countryside, he encounters a mysterious young girl.
Though her face is expressionless and her words are cold, the man soon forms a friendship with her… of sorts. However, their meetings only leave him with more questions.
How did she know his mother, why does she have such a morbid fascination with death, and why does she look so much like his childhood sweetheart?
But only one thing is certain: there is much more to Lily than meets the eye.