One night, Kim, a lonely, troubled woman in her thirties, attends a party at which she is viciously attacked.

In the aftermath of the assault, Kim’s family ask some difficult questions of themselves and each other.

Experiencing both self-recrimination and rage, Kim’s younger sister, Sara, is driven to behave in a manner which has profound consequences for herself and those close to her.

Alongside its exploration of guilt and grief, this novel seeks to expose the gap between who we are - and who we say we are.

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