1910. Eleven-year-old Iris Villarca lives with her father at Rawblood, a lonely house on Dartmoor. Iris and her father are the last of their name. The Villarcas always die young, bloodily, because of a congenital disease, which means she must… be strictly isolated. But one sunlit autumn day, beside her mother's grave, she forces the truth from her father. The disease is a lie, to cover a darker secret - the Villarcas are haunted, through the generations, by her. She is white, skeletal, covered with scars. Her origins are a mystery but her purpose is clear. When a Villarca marries, when they love, when they have a child - she comes and death follows. 2017.