What you do in childhood may come back to haunt you.
Stealing things from people who had upset her was something Polly did quite a lot.
There was her Aunt Pauline; a girl at school; a boyfriend who left her. And there was the man on the plane . . .
Humiliated and scared by a total stranger Polly does what she always does. She steals something. But she never could have imagined that her desire for revenge would have such terrifying results.
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