Sixteen-year old Behiye feels completely fed up with her life and her family in Istanbul. A chance meeting with the very beautiful Handan seems to justify the sudden and uncharacteristic feeling that she will soon be rescued. But Handan has other commitments and desires and Behiye's plans for their future do not run smoothly. I'm not sure I completely understood this book (what links did the murders have to the main story?) but the interesting characters and the atmosphere captivated me.