Fresh from the convent, Beryl Seaton accepts a position as governess for the Brooks family. When she arrives at the family’s remote house, however, she discovers that a terrible secret is waiting for her in the nursery.
From the author of Asylum and The Farm, Stephen is a horror novel about a young woman who finds herself torn between two worlds. Desperate to help her employers in their hour of need, she nevertheless struggles to look after their son.
What happened to Stephen, to leave him the way he is? What happened to the previous governess at Grangehurst? And what causes the sobbing sound that seem to drift through an empty room?
By the time she uncovers the awful truth about the family, and about little Stephen, it might be too late for Beryl to ever leave.