The new Rona Parish mystery Rona Parish is asked to write a biography of reclusive artist Ellie by her concerned sister. Ellie hasn't been seen or heard from for over a year and there is much speculation as to what might have happened to her. While Ellie's star had been waning before she vanished, the mystery surrounding her whereabouts has fuelled interest in her work. Rona discovers that Ellie's closest friend from their schooldays, Chloe Pyne, had committed suicide a couple of years previously, apparently torn between the demanding and self-centred Ellie and her new boyfriend Nathan Tait. Could Ellie, wracked by guilt, have finally been driven to do likewise?