Ellen Harper is running on empty and doesn't know it. She has dealt with a dysfunctional family, a failed marriage, and a medical profession which has humiliated her. She struggles against these forces with anger, fantasy, and escapist activities. She dreams of seducing her married teacher. Then, slowly, Ellen learns of a dark family secret that will test her to the utmost--at a point in her life when she will be the weakest. She must come to terms with all this. Time is fleeting. Unless she discovers the true depth of her situation and the causes of her self-abusing nature, she will hit bottom--and stay there. From a short story writer who digs deep into the mind and soul of the older woman comes this first novel--a tale of emotion and psychological drama. A tale of escaping from demons.