We first meet Katie Green on her 50th birthday.
Far from being a happy occasion with her family, the evening ends in tragedy when her husband, David, has a massive heart attack.
While she grieves for David, she soon finds out that he was a secret gambler and that she is facing financial ruin. The idea of them having to give up their beautiful Victorian home in Highgate Village is unthinkable.
Her daughters, Alice, 18 and Bethan,16, adored their father, cannot contemplate any change to the charmed life they have always enjoyed.
Desperate times require drastic measures, but as Katie fights for survival her daughters are critical at every turn.
One of the themes in this perfect holiday read is how vulnerable women are when they give up their own career for the sake of the family.