Top sixties model Paula Varna died, with her husband Hugo's business partner Greg Martin, in a yachting accident twenty years ago.
Or did she?
When Greg is discovered living a new life in Australia, the Varna family is devastated by old wounds and buried memories. Fashion designer Hugo, reliving the horror of a double betrayal; Sally, Paula's sister and now his wife, terrified by the threat to the life she has made for herself; Sally's son Mark, facing exposure of his own unhappy secret.
And Harriet, Paula's daughter, torn between family loyalty, her need to know the truth about the mother she lost when she was four, and her ambivalent response to insurance investigator Tom O'Neill . . .