London, 2012: Erika Lindberg has it all – adoring fiancé, financial independence and a close-knit group of friends – and yet she still can’t shake the feeling that something is missing from her life. One morning she stumbles across a reminder from her past, a reminder which forces her to remember the life she used to have, but has spent over fifteen years trying to forget.
Oxford, 1995: Niamh O’Donoghue is in her second year at university. She is smart and tenacious, but feels like an outsider, like she doesn’t quite belong. She also has no idea what to do with her life, unlike all of her peers, particularly her best friend, Erika, who is as confident as she is beautiful. Then Niamh meets Leo and starts to believe that – despite Erika’s reservations – fairy-tales might just exist.