Iris, a successful young lawyer, struggles to combine her career with the care for her difficult son. Ray is convicted for murdering his neighbour and spends his punishment in a TB clinic. He swears that he is innocent. At first, Iris and Ray have little in common, but that changes when their paths cross seemingly coincidentally.
At first sight, Jill's life looks like a dream. Her boyfriend Simon, a lawyer, is appointed to Aruba, and they live in a beautiful apartment on the water. Still, things are not alright with Jill. Her relationship is about to burst, and she feels lost on the island. A diving course offers some distraction. But then she finds out that her instructor, Edsel, knows more about the disappearance of the American tourist Christine Bird than he should.