When Allie Baxter moves to Australia from London she feels compelled to seek out her childhood friend Jessie. After a quarter of a century,much has changed. Allie, a journalist, is trapped in an unsatisfying marriage. Jessie has reinvented herself as the magnetic Belle Cullen, her life dedicated to her thriving cosmetics empire and a private project veiled in secrecy.
But how much has really changed? Behind Jessie's glamour and Allie's precarious control, two little girls are still playing out dangerous games. As Allie probes further into her friend's hidden life, she discovers a dark world that forces her to the brink of a fateful choice.