Rhys, an investigative reporter, is tasked with writing about Collective, a creative, bohemian virtual reality culture with millions of users across the world. Cynical from his previous life in current affairs journalism, he finds new optimism working with Paige, a warm woman who creates characters for Collective simulations. But despite the wonder of exploring this virtual world with Paige, Rhys can't ignore one thing. How unhappy she is, and how hard she tries to hide it.
It's obvious Paige has a secret. But what Rhys doesn't know is the explosive power of this secret. Uncovering it means uncovering a conspiracy. One that could shut down Collective itself.