Fortysomething mother of two Josephine Cortes is at a crossroads. She has just moved to a posh new apartment in Paris after the success of the historical novel she ghost-wrote for her sister, Iris. Still struggling with her divorce she is now entangled too in a messy lie orchestrated by her sister. And just when things seem they can t get any more complicated, people start turning up dead in her neighbourhood. As Josephine struggles to find her voice and her confidence amidst a messy web of relationships and a string of murders, she and those around her must learn to find strength.