A teenage girl, Charlotte, is fascinated by a stained-glass plate sunk in the pavement and she is irresistibly drawn to find her way to the room below. She discovers a long-disused chapel and makes up her mind to return when the plate is not in shadow to see the effect of direct sunlight through the coloured glass. She knows it will be an amazing experience - unforgettable - but nothing could prepare her for what happens when she steps into the beam of light and her hair is transformed to gold. It is a book that explores greed in the human nature and how it reacts when applied to the innocent and malleable. The author intended it to be a fable for adults.