Sephy is alone and pregnant, living in an apartheid state. She ought to be close to the top of a society where dark-skinned Crosses have the best of everything. But her baby daughter has a Nought father, Callum. A father whom Sephy’s own father executed. Now Sephy and her unborn baby are shunned by Noughts and Crosses alike. Meanwhile, eaten up with bitterness, Callum’s brother Jude blames Sephy for the horrors his family has suffered. But now Jude’s life rests on a knife edge. Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides?