Deborah is 33 years old; her husband has left her and her son is dead. With nothing left to live for, she tries to take her own life, but fails. In a desperate search for help, she visits the mysterious Doctor Vanilla, a therapist who specialises in suicide cases. What Deborah hasn’t realised is that the day she tried to kill herself, she became separated from her soul, which is now helplessly wandering the earth trying to find its way back to her. Then she meets Luke, another soulless patient of Doctor Vanilla. As their relationship develops, and with the doctor’s methods becoming increasingly sinister, Luke and Deborah start to suspect that he has a terrible motive for seeing them. Soon reality begins to collide with their dream worlds, and they realise that time is running out. Will they manage to rescue their lost souls, or does a terrible fate await them? An extraordinarily imaginative story by a highly original new novelist, set on the borderland between fantasy and reality.