When the Freeman family returns to England after ex-pat life abroad, Isabel realises her life is crying out for something more. But, after years of being defined as Neil’s wife, what? Despite Neil’s misgivings, she finds a position working for the disorganised – if dangerously attractive – Patrick and, although her head is telling her to think of Neil and the children, Isabel is drawn to her new boss. But if lust can turn to love, so love can become an obsession.
Isabel is thrown into a whirl of conflicting loyalties, desires, and responsibilities at whose heart lies the agonising question: can an adulterous wife be a good mother?