Welcome to Spain's sunny Lomaverde, a complex of empty apartments, leaky pools, feral cats and a handful of Brit expats clinging to the dream. Just arrived is Dermot Lynch, here to visit Eamonn, his wayward son. But Eamonn is in a bad way: Laura, his girlfriend, has mysteriously left and neither father nor son knows quite what to say about it.
Luckily, no-nonsense couples Roger and Cheryl, Becca and Ian take charge, plunging Dermot into the bizarre rituals of expat life: goat-hunting trips, paranoid speculations, the daily barbecuing and bickering. Delving deeper into this small community, Derot and Eamonn draw closer to uncovering the shocking secret at its heart.