It’s been seven years since Peruvian crime novelist Edo Celeste’s fiancée Celia vanished without a trace. On the anniversary of her disappearance, as Celeste (Salvador del Solar) is finishing what is to be the last of his popular detective novels, the writer receives a summons from Mara (Angie Cepeda), whose ex-husband died the same day, with an envelope containing photographs that Celeste quickly realizes provide a long-sought-after clue as to the whereabouts of his lost love. As the obsessed author embarks on a quest that takes him from Lima to the outlying beaches of Paracas, literary and real-life mysteries seem to become ever more intertwined, leading us to wonder where fiction ends and fact begins — or if the fiction actually ends at all.