This novel, set in the 1970s when fertility treatments were in the early stages and mobile phones were not around to provide the convenience of contact we have today, is the story of Marrie, a young married woman who is desperate to have a baby. She is devastated when, after years of trying, tests show that this would not be possible. Could A.I.D. be the answer? Faced with this dilemma Marrie makes a decision of how to deal with the fertility problem. As happens in life, things don’t always go to plan, and Marrie falls into the trap of taking Valium to cope with the heartbreak, and then quickly learns how easy it is to become dependent on medication. But . . . perhaps she deserved what she got?