Clare arrives at the University of Edinburgh with a secret. This is her chance for a blank slate – finally she can become the person she was meant to be. And then she meets Tabitha. Tabitha is charismatic, very beautiful and intimidatingly rich. Clare is immediately sucked into her enigmatic circle of friends and their dizzying world of sophisticated dinner parties and summers in France. The new life she hoped for has begun. Then Tabitha reveals the little project they’re working on. A project they need Clare to help them with. And Clare has no way to refuse. Because they know what she did . . .