The Pitt spouses have just moved to their new home in the elegant Kensington district. Mike works in City as Merchant Banker, Jenny is a consultant for a prestigious chain of shops; They have two daughters, Amy and Lucy. A bourgeois family, wealthy, "normal". And yet something starts not to work when the teacher of little Lucy reads in the behavior of the Little Girl disturbance and discomfort. It would only be a nuisance, instead for Mike Pitt is the beginning of a nightmare. To get out of the labyrinth of accusations that put it on the back on the wall he turns to Steve Booth, a lawyer specialized in family law used to confronting the disadvantaged and multi-ethnic clientele of Brixton. While Jenny continues to repeat that "Lucy is fine" and firmly believes in the innocence of her husband - which exasperated the climate of suspicion and the hostility of social services -, Steve Booth and her study must move in a spider web of accusations that It fits day by day, in an increasingly paradoxical game of ambiguities and obsessions. Judicial and costume novel, social and family thriller in which innocence and guilt are divided into the last page, "broken wind" surprises the readers of Simonetta Agnello Hornby for the contemporary theater of the story, a London of high-bourgeois interiors and apartments of the periphery, of courtrooms, parks, roads and markets.