The body of a beautiful young Estonian woman is found in a lake in rural Lancashire. Is it murder or a tragic accident? As Inspector Steve Carmichael begins to look into the dead woman’s life, he discovers a wealth of secrets and embarks on a murder enquiry. Lillia Monroe was a woman who had expensive tastes and apparently had the money to satisfy them. Who did she meet regularly at a local hotel? How did she finance her love of things? And what does her diary reveal about her liaisons and her true feelings about the men in her life?