Lachlan Harriot is in a state of shock. His wife Susie has been convicted of the murder of serial killer Andrew Gow, a prisoner in her care. Unless Harriot can come up with grounds for an appeal within two weeks, Susie will be given a life sentence, depriving her of her two-year-old daughter.
He is convinced that his wife, a respected forensic psychiatrist, is innocent but to prove that he must laboriously trawl through her case notes, her interviews with Gow and his new wife Donna, and the press cuttings from the trial. But his search soon raises more questions than it answers, including a discovery that involves violence, sexual obsession, lust and ultimate betrayal.