To the outside world looking in, Jack's not well. He's been in and out of secure units all of his young life, had every drug they can throw at him, every treatment they can think of... But nothing can make the dead go away; they always find a way through somehow.
And so it goes on.
The Messenger is the story of Jack's last melt down. A story of frustration and guilt; of love and betrayal; family and blame. How he chooses the victims he'll help next, how he, stalker-like, becomes embroiled in their lives. In this case, Mark, a journalist brutally murdered in the local park and his television presenter wife, Sarah, to whom he's desperate to say one last goodbye.
As Jack gets closer to Sarah, obsessed with passing on Mark's message, he discovers their perfect life wasn't all it was cracked up to be. They had secrets and lies just like any couple; the only problem is that Mark didn't know about them. It's the shock of that discovery that finally pushes Jack over the edge.
But there is hope... When Jack's estranged sister, Emma, gets in touch, Jack starts to remember the past they shared together and as the memories come flooding back, he starts to confront the truth about the death of his father. Maybe this time he can start to believe it wasn't his fault? Maybe this time his father will finally turn up and set him free?