Nic, Caryn and Tory: three girls who form a friendship that should last a lifetime. Nic is the daughter of a white Zimbabwean business tycoon. Despite a life of jaw-dropping wealth and privilege, all she really wants is a bit of attention from daddy. Caryn never met her father - but growing up on a tough London sink estate, she had other things to worry about. Like getting out and moving on. Tory just yearns for some space to be herself. Living in the shadow of your dead sister is tough, particularly when she seemed to be everything you're not. Then beautiful, ruthless Estelle McKenzie appears on the scene. Estelle has a secret - and one way or another, she's going to make each woman pay a very high price for it.
After various careers (cocktail waitress, kibbutz worker and office manager amongst others), Lesley Lokko went back to university at the age of 26 and trained as an architect. Lesley now divides her time between Accra and Hackney, with the odd couple of months spent in a wee cottage outside Edinburgh where she writes her novels.