"Boston, 1960: a \"phony priest\" rapes an eleven year-old girl and then pushes her down a flight of stone steps. The present: in a confessional box, a black-gloved man in priestly garb admits that he is compelled to kill. The man than slashes his confessor's throat. Wheelchair-bound Joanna (the girl in the prologue, now grown-up) is in training for a sports event despite her paralysis. She is revealed to be a wealthy woman, who has founded a hospital for paraplegics and can remember nothing of her childhood trauma. She marries Craig, her fitness instructor, which seems to cause resentment from Ruth, her personal secretary ( she apparently has a lesbian crush on her employer). A young priest is viciously beaten to death by the maniac, who is revealed to be Craig. However, there are further revelations..."
"The film opens in 1960 Boston with an 11 yearold girl encountering a faceless maniac dressed as a priest who gives her a doll. As is the way in the modern world that’s not all he wants to give her and whilst trying to escape, the girl (off screen) falls down a flight of steps, breaking her back which confines her to a wheelchair. 25 years later the victim, Joanna (Christina Nagy), is revealed as being a wealthy heiress who has put some of her funds into establishing a sports centre for paraplegics. She plans to also donate a substantial sum to the local church. However, someone else fancies the cash and will flash a razor in anyone's face to get it. Father Peter (Loris Lodi), a close friend of Joanna's and the priest who will be accepting the generous cash donation, is murdered in his confessional box, his throat slit."