The seeds of destruction have their roots in Simon’s bitter and lonely childhood. On the death of his grandfather he becomes wealthy enough to abandon his teaching job and, with ruthless determination, plans to remove anyone who stands between him and the attainment of his dream. Gradually losing all touch with reality, his behaviour becomes increasingly bizarre, with terrifying, destructive consequences.
The story unfolds through the eyes of Hester, a celebrity chef whose orderly life is thrown into chaos by her stepson, Simon. She views him with maternal affection, unaware that he harbours a dangerous obsession.
Frances Bennett launched her first novel, Seeds of Destruction, in 2014 and launches her second, Something Wicked, in 2019.