Everyone tells Martha Friel she is clever and beautiful, a brilliant writer who has been loved every day of her adult life by one man, her husband Patrick. A gift her mother once said not everybody gets. So why is everything broken? Why is Martha on the edge of 40 friendless, practically jobless and so often sad? And why did Patrick decide to leave? Forced to return to her childhood home in West London to live with her dysfunctional, bohemian parents (but without the help of her devoted, potty mouthed sister Ingrid), Martha has one last chance to find out whether a life is ever too broken to fix or whether, maybe, by starting over, she will get to write a better ending for herself.