Single, childless and reduced to writing celebrity profiles, investigative journalist Suzannah Quinn’s life is not going to plan…
Then, during an interview with top publisher Roland Winterbourne, she meets Jamie Davis.
It’s love at first sight and within hours she has agreed to marry him.
But Jamie insists on inviting no friends or family to the wedding and Suzannah’s millionaire father quickly suspects him of being a fortune hunter.
At first the couple are blissfully happy.
Suzannah’s only worry is Jamie’s mysterious past, which he refuses to talk about.
However, when Suzannah suddenly inherits a flat off Portobello Road, everything changes.
Whilst she is eager to reconnect with her happy childhood roaming the market before her father made his money, Jamie loathes Notting Hill.
The move quickly triggers a change in their relationships and it’s not long before the arguments start.
Then one morning, after a particularly bad row, Jamie goes to work and doesn’t return.
Suzannah thinks he’s sulking, but when he still hasn’t returned after several days, she fears something’s happened to him.
His colleagues are unconcerned because his job as a sales rep often takes him off the radar, but Suzannah becomes increasingly frantic.
When she finds a scrap of paper in his jacket pocket with a name and address in North Devon, she is eager to investigate.
What she discovers when she goes there brings her world crashing down.
After a visit from a mysterious woman, who brings even more life-changing revelations, she realises that in order to move on she must find her missing husband and discover the truth about him once and for all.
If Jamie is not what he claims to be then neither is her beloved Notting Hill, beneath whose perfection beats a dark and rotting heart that is finally exposed over a horrific Carnival weekend.