Sara, a psychotherapist, always thought her husband died in Afghanistan – but when she learns he was actually killed in India, her desire to uncover the truth leads her to a clinic in New Delhi.
On arriving in India she discovers ‘Devidarsi’, where women who have traditionally acted as prostitutes do so at temple – a practice which is meant to be illegal. Digging deeper, Sara then learns of a man who was instrumental in rescuing trafficked women in Bombay. She soon finds out that this man was, in fact, her husband. Killed in a 2008 terrorist attack on a Bombay hotel, he was also with another woman on the day of his death..
As Sara’s quest continues, she becomes increasingly attached to the clinic and her work. And, when her favourite patient is kidnapped by a local temple, her plans to return to England are put on hold.