When maternal love damages and deceives…
Gena Flax has been devoted to her Aunt Helen since her mother died. Her loyalty and gratitude blind her to Helen’s sometimes too-clinging ways and irrational jealousies.
When Helen turns sixty, her erratic behavior escalates to alarming proportions. Hoping to relax and reassure her, Gena takes a room for the summer at the hotel in Waxwood, California with money she saved from working two jobs.
But that summer in Waxwood brings to light the depths of Helen’s mental instability and self-deceptions about their relationship Gena can no longer ignore.