Adam Verne-Smith seems to have it all. A well-off young executive with a pretty wife and adored baby daughter, he lives in a comfortable home in a London suburb. But Adam is haunted by the events of a summer 11 years earlier, when he and a group of friends spent their vacation in an old mansion Adam had inherited. The unfolding of those events, and the ramifications which they cause a decade later, ultimately lead Adam through a personal crisis which threatens everything.
A Fatal Inversion is based on the second Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell's alter ego) mystery. It is a superbly told story with many surprises and red herrings, and this television version, first produced in Britain in the 1990s, is an excellent depiction. The actors, particularly Douglas Hodge and Jeremy Northam, are well chosen. Its a pity that it hasn't yet been released in DVD or Blu-Ray, as it is far superior to many lesser mysteries which have already been transferred.