Benita Brown was born and brought up in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England by her English mother and Indian father. She went to drama school in London where she met her future husband who, also from Newcastle, was working for the BBC. Not long after, the couple returned to their home town. After working as a teacher and broadcaster and bringing up four chidren, Benita became a full-time writer.
Miranda Foster suspects that Paul Kovac and his friend Claudine Corday are a threat to former movie star Nita Montez, her employer. She must balance her concern for the ageing actress against her growing feelings for Paul.