As the search for their friend continues, dangerous cracks occur in the lifelong relationships of Cissie, Helena, and her stoic husband, Mark. Helena has always been utterly self-centred and now Cissie, haunted by the tabloid outing of her relationship with her lover, Jenny, back home, disappears too. Now, two of the closest of friends are lost separately somewhere in snowbound Manhattan.
Meanwhile, Maggie has been rescued by a stranger, Michael, who offers her sanctuary of a highly ambiguous kind.
"The emotional issues are addressed tenderly and with feeling." ( Daily Express)
"Walters' writing is powerful at times, and has the immediacy that the best of her dramatic acting does." ( The London Paper)