Anne Bowers' life is as perfect as she can make it: She has a loving husband whose genius for divorce cases has made them wealthy, a son who is bright and well-adjusted, and a big, beautiful house in Los Angeles. At the age of thirty-something, Anne has retained her youthful good looks and body. She is everyone's ideal of success and happiness in a modern world. And she's wholly, totally miserable. Trying to figure out her dissatisfaction with her life thrusts a normally cautious and introspective Anne into a world of S&M where she finds an intoxicating freedom she never imagined.