NW – Leah and Keisha grew up together on the run-down Caldwell estate. Years later Keisha has reinvented herself as Natalie, married to the handsome and wealthy Frank with two perfect children, a beautiful house and a career in law. Leah , married to Michel, but not sharing his desire to have babies, is still on the estate, where she is a prey for drug-addicted scammers. She feels alienated from her former best friend. She is unaware that Natalie is secretly unhappy, attending anonymous sex parties, and when Frank finds out Natalie bolts, finding herself in the company of another old school-mate Nathan, once a promising footballer, now a petty thief working for a drugs gang.