For Don Wallis, Mary is the ideal wife. She does what she’s told, when she’s told, no matter how extreme or twisted the demand. So it’s a good thing for them both that Mary isn’t really Don’s wife. In fact, she isn’t even human: she’s an android sex toy that Don has had specially made to look and sound like his former wife. But where is the real Mary Wallis, and what kind of games did he enjoy playing with her? As Don acts out the excesses of his depraved fantasies, Android Mary is damaged and starts to malfunction. Desperate to keep control of a situation that threatens to spiral into chaos, Don finds his secret play-thing fighting back. At first, he rather enjoys it, admitting to the android that it isn’t any fun when she complies with his every command. But with the ongoing violence, Android Mary’s malfunctioning worsens and Don becomes increasingly aware, not just of his inadequacies as a man, but of his loneliness as a human being. He tries to suppress his emotions with alcohol, but this only serves to unleash more brutality on Android Mary, whose actions are becoming as bizarre as they are unpredictable. And just as he thinks things can’t get any worse, the doorbell rings and there on the doorstep stands the defiant figure of his wife, the real Mary Wallis. Whatever the outcome of Real Mary’s stepping back into her former home, it’s not going to be like anything that she - or you, the reader - is expecting.