( Can You Stop Evil )
A naked woman in red high-heeled shoes poised on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge with her back pressed to the safety fence, weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin is only feet away, trying to talk her down. She whispers, ‘You don’t understand’ – and jumps.
Later, Joe has a visitor, the woman’s teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge: not only would she never commit suicide, she is also afraid of heights.
Joe wants to believe her, but how could a woman be driven to such a desperate act? And who might drive her to it?