) is a psychological thriller
by English author Morag Joss
. It won the CWA Silver Dagger
Half-Broken Things was adapted for television in 2007, starring Penelope Wilton. The two-hour drama aired on ITV on Sunday October 28, 2007.
The lives of three very lonely people - pregnant
Steph, on the run from her violent boyfriend, Michael, a petty thief
who proves her knight in shining armour, and Jean, a sixty-year old spinster nearing the end of her career as a house sitter
- collide dramatically within the grounds of the illustrious Walden Manor
, where together they seal themselves away from the outside world and build a new life together. However, the fantasy cannot last forever, and events soon take a murderous turn when the first unexpected guest arrives...