Andrew works for the council; it’s his job to search out the next-of-kin of those who die alone. This is grim, but not quite as grim as it could be, because Andrew takes it upon himself to attend the funerals of his ‘cases’ and to search for next-of-kin like a detective. But Andrew has a big secret. When he is first hired, he makes up a spouse and two non-existent children, partly through a series of misunderstandings, and partly as wish fulfillment. Then two things happen that make that lie untenable. His boss want to encourage team bonding by having each staff member host a dinner party in his or her home. And a woman named Peggy is hired and starts going out on calls with him, changing his perspective on the possibility of happiness.