Teenage cousins Gemma and Alice, both in big trouble, are sent to spend summer at a lonely beach with Samantha, an eccentric woman they barely know. Through a mysterious web of real-life women from around the world, the pair become players in what is called the Game.
In time, Samantha is revealed as the Game's Fire Keeper. Are they now the Fire Keeper's girls? Back in the city, Gemma's life is threatened. Will the Fire Keeper's gift and her own new skills save her? Alice's tormentors wait in her own family, both at home and abroad. Will the Fire Keeper's gift and her growing resolve see her safely through?
Brief biographies of 25 brilliant women from 25 countries are included at the end of the book, making this an ideal Suffrage Commemoration story.