Chloe Hooper attended Lauriston Girls' School before commencing a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University. She studied creative writing at New York's Columbia University under a Fulbright Scholarship.
In a small town near Port Arthur in Tasmania in the mid-nineties, Kate Byrne is having an affair with the father of her most gifted student. Kate becomes fixated on the unsolved crime of passion that occurred years earlier, less and less aware of her own reputation in the present. Is it her imagination, or is someone stalking her?