What an odd idea Guillaume Neuville has for summer's end - bringing together his former wife Aude and his present wife Caroline at his rich aunt Camilla Tressilian's country house in Gull's Point. If these two completely opposite women haven't torn each another up already, it's because they're holding back. For the moment. It's probably the soothing Brittany Coast air... This strange family reunion turns tragic when Madam Tressilian is found dead in bed one beautiful morning. Inspector Bataille finds himself guided by deceitful haphazardness into an investigation with dramatic twists and turns, which pit his police experience against human frailty.