They are the Purefoy girls, three sisters who grow up safely in small-town New Zealand and then leave. Beth travels impulsively to Afghanistan; Clare becomes a doctor and goes to San Francisco; only Louise stays home - and makes money.Living safely can have hidden hazards. Clare comes home, running away from the dangers of a disastrous affair and immediately falls in love again. Louise walks a fragile line between conventional life and the need to take risks, often of a sexual nature. Memories of violence stalk Beth. As they sift through childhood memories each sister realises that certain events have damaged them all. Will the Purefoy girls survive?
An exhilarating and moving story about love, loss and reconciliation.