When Lily rents a cottage in the seaside village of Steerborough to research the life of famous architect Klaus Lehmann, she's quickly entranced by the beautiful landscape and soon begins to question the hectic London world she inhabits with preoccupied lover Nick.
Uncovering the depth of Lehmann's passion, not just for his work, but for his wife, Lily finds herself seduced into a new life by neighbour Grae, a man she barely knows. And she realizes she must make a choice, between a past she thought she knew and a future much less certain . . .