As the play opens, we meet Julia Darrow. Julia is having an affair with a married man. He is driving her away for an illicit weekend when he suffers a heart attack and dies at the wheel. As she recovers from her injuries, whom can she trust with her guilty secret? Not her over-friendly home help Gary; nor her unfamiliar social worker Anne. Instead, Margaret, the dead man's widow offers to nurse Julia back to health. But she has more on her mind than Julie's well-being and too much can become suffocating.