Romance is dead - at least for Sandra Larson - in an edgy love story of secret yearning and forbidden passion. From the time she was a child, Sandra Larson was fascinated by the still, silent world of the dead. A fascination that had remained unfulfilled, until she is propelled by fate into the world of the mildly sinister Mr. Wallis, proprietor of the local funeral home. Now, at the side of her mentor, Sandra's innermost desires will finally find their tortured expression. But her newfound serenity is shattered when a handsome young medical student learns of her secret, and finds himself drawn into her tangled web of ever-darkening desire and erotic obsession in this unexpected take on the startling intersection of love, sex and death.