Laura Sale has become invisible in her own life. Her domestic existence in North London with thirteen-year-old twins Dolly and Fred, and their father, the fascinating but ridiculously demanding Inigo, seems relentless, while her professional life fostering Inigo's career as Britain's most successful conceptual artist is frustrating and unfulfilling. What does she really like? What makes her laugh? Is a passionate existence passing her by?
A chance encounter with Guy, the man she nearly married twenty years ago, is the catalyst she needs. Change comes in mysterious guises, and Laura finds herself confronting old ghosts, ferrets , a goat and a collapsing relationship, back in the rural Norfolk of her childhood holidays. As she starts to savour the space she has craved, she begins a new stage of her life with its own surprises, demons and delights. Taking control of her destiny, Laura finds it lit with possibility.