After years abroad, Joey returns to England with her husband Alfie. In lack of alternatives, they move in with her brother Jack and his pregnant wife. The neighbourhood is full of strange people, first of all this woman who seems to have mental issues and is convinced that people are following and watching her.
Als eine neue Patientin zu der Psychotherapeutin Stella Widstrand kommt, traut sie ihren Augen nicht: Isabelle sieht aus wie ihre Tochter heute aussehen würde, genau so hätte sich Alice entwickelt, wenn sie nicht vor zwanzig Jahren verschwunden wäre.
Ivan and Prue both live for their careers, Ivan in philosophy and Prue as an ornithologist. For some time already, things have not run very smoothly between them, yet, it is not very clear why this is so. Maybe the fact that Prue is a lot more successful than Ivan and close to getting a tenure, or it is the arrival of one of Prue’s favourite authors who joins their circle of friends.