Stella du Preez has the perfect life. Well almost. She is married to a great man. She has a great, supportive family. She lives in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Her friends are the best. But . . . well, her job is just a bit crap. As the sex column agony aunt, Dr Dee, she has to deal with an almost unending slew of queries about the ickiest of things when all she really wants is to be taken seriously as a journalist.
Then, just when it seems like things can't get worse on the work front, Stella's dream job - of features writer - is given to the all-toolikeable Thandi. Upset and disappointed, Stella calls Max to tell him what has happened, but instead she tells a small untruth - a little white lie - that slowly but surely unravels her whole perfect world.