The soulful children of childhood Georgia and Holly are only a few weeks into the so-called best years of their lives at the University of Edinburgh, when Georgia draws in the elite moment of Alpha Girls, led by lecturer Jude McDermid. Jude’s brand of feminism is appealing, as is the circle of enlightened students with whom she surrounds herself. Georgia’s effortless entry into clique leaves Holly out in the cold. But Holly’s jealousy soon flows into panic, as Georgia begins to act erratically. Alarmed by this transformation into her best friend, Holly is forced to follow her into the mastered circle. What she discovers is a seductive world of lavish parties, populated by the most powerful business men and women in Edinburgh. But it’s a world backed by a sordid compromise, and as Holly exposes her deeply corrupt self to me, the danger rises from every angle, to her and Georgia. Can Holly get her soul back? And what does it cost herself?