A mother kills her twins. Another woman, the narrator and protagonist of this story, is about to give birth. She is a writer and realises that she knows the perpetrator of the infanticide. Her obsession is triggered. She takes a leave of absence, not to breed, but to create. To investigate and write about the hidden truth behind the crime. This is a book halfway between a thriller and a journalistic chronicle. A book about the primal guilt that comes with becoming a mother.