Tommy is a young man who is not in a hurry and believes that life is there to be lived. His situation is abruptly changed by the return of his high maintenance, anti-everything, ex-girlfriend Jean. When, during one of their frequent 'domestics', she slips and is fatally injured, he confronts a dilemma far greater than he ever imagined. Ever fearful of the consequences, he decides to get rid of the body beneath the branches of a local wood - only to discover that he's not the first. Once you step into darkness, it becomes difficult to see where you're going.