Up until now, young Nicola Horten had always done what was expected of her. She had grown up in the suburbs, gone to school, and taken a job. But then the unexpected happened. Nicola is completely bewitched by the well-known novelist, Laurence Gray - a man with a wife and child - she fell in love with him and he asked her to go away with him. He lifts her out of the suburbs into his spoiled luxury world. He leads and she follows, despite the protests ofher family. But Nicola has to grow up very fast with Laurence's wife and daughter in the foreground, and worse still, the slow awareness that Laurence is a man of short-lived passions. Soon Nicola will feel what it is to be betrayed, but may be Richard Gray can make you feel otherwise.