What happens when a high-flying barrister faces the trial of her life outside the courtroom? On the eve of her 39th birthday, top barrister Ophelia Dormandy decides she is going to treat her husband, Patrick: after months of working late, she's going to cook a special supper. But Patrick announces he is having an affair, and leaves.
Before long she's broke and falling for a client of questionable guilt. And then she is faced with the most serious trial of all, when a disgruntled defendant contacts her, threatening everything she holds dear.