There's nothing like a death in the family to stir up old loves, rivalries and hatreds... In a world of winners and losers; friends and lovers; horses and dogs, Bramble, Felicity and Helena are sisters - but three very different women. Felicity, the eldest, a journalist most comfortable in a war zone, ran away from home after an argument with her father and has never healed the rift; Helena, in the middle, an actress concerned above all with creating the perfect appearance - but how long can she keep it up? And Bramble, who wants to be a champion just like her father, Olympic horseman Edward Beaumont. Family secrets, long buried, are unearthed as the women battle their father's enemies - and each other - to discover the real value of the Beaumont inheritance.