Yukari has lived with her caring, medical researcher boyfriend Kippei for five years. One day, she is waiting for Kippei to come home when a police officer suddenly pays her a visit and informs her Kippei has collapsed from a brain hemorrhage. Furthermore, his occupation and his name are falsified.
Crime is not a woman who works, but people in general work too much and know little. Ashamed, Yukari wants answers about her immediate past, wondering if she was cheated by a cheat to avoid facing the fact that she never bothered to ask too many questions about the man who invited her into his home. In fact, his decision to "invite" him in the first place is not entirely unselfish and he can not help but feel the slight despair as he tries to make the arrangement seem convenient while ensuring that he maintains the advantage in the dynamics of power without going too far . What she really wants to know, without really wanting to admit it, is whether her lover really loved her despite her "lies", but to know that she will have to deal with her own intimacy problems and accept that a loving home is a balanced one in that both partners are equal and agree to share their burdens with openness and generosity. A progressive and nuanced vision of the modern novel The Lies She Loved is a surprisingly effective defense of love and a light rebuke from society that does everything to hurt it.