Although this story is set in Aberdeen, Scotland, the events might have taken place in any fishing town or city. The post war years and the sixties are turbulent times, and prescription drugs, divorce and the growth of materialism brings a new set of problems to everyday people. This is a story of both human frailty and fortitude. Maggie is vibrant and full of life until tragedy strikes her family and she is left all alone in the world. Her need to prove that she is worth saving fills her with passionate ambition to fight back and better herself against all the odds. Wonderfully written in a style that captures the spirit of the times, The Darkness of Dreams is set to become a future classic.