On the eve of her 39th birthday, top barrister Ophelia Dormandy decides she is going to make amends.
Tonight, after months of late nights at her desk, she's going to return home early, cook a special supper - maybe even wear that red dress Patrick once said he liked. But Ophelia is in for a shock. After 20 years together, her husband announces he's been having an affair, and leaves.
Her home life implodes, and work soon follows suit - before long, she's broke, drinking too much and falling for a client of questionable innocence. And then she is faced with the most serious trial of her life, when a disgruntled defendant comes back to haunt her, threatening everything that she holds dear -