Forensic psychologist, Sally Rowe, is appointed by police to determine whether there's enough evidence to lay murder charges against 17 year old Alex, accused in the shotgun death of his roommate Nigel. Sally begins to unravel the truth behind Nigel's..High achievers, Alex and Nigel are reluctant roomates in a privileged, public boarding school. In an attempt to understand Nigel;s peculiar behaviour, (a morbid fascination with all things dead), Alex enters his macabre would and is drawn into a psychological game. Each boy vying to control the other's mind, together they plunge headlong into a spellbinding world of dark secrets and deadly mind games. With no tangible evidence, the detective on the case is under pressure from Alex's influential father to have the charges dropped. Delving deeply into Alex and Nigel's bizarre symbiotic pact, Rowe discovers that though dead, Nigel's psychological effect on Alex is far from diminished.