On a warm summer day in August 1980, while in a hospital room Charlotte Watson’s life changed forever. Now a successful psychologist, married to her high school sweetheart and the mother of two teenagers, she has everything she has ever wanted…or does she? When her teenage daughter comes to her with an announcement of her own, Charlotte decides to examine her past, revealing a secret that could tear her entire family apart.
As a police officer, Bradley Robinson has seen his fair share of other people’s pain, but none that quite matched the pain he carries. Raised in a difficult childhood that continues to haunt him, he decides to seek help after he is witnessed in an unimaginable act. As he begins to confront his past to heal his present situation he discovers there is more to him than just a bruised and battered childhood.
As pasts are challenged and secrets are revealed, Charlotte and Bradley begin a journey as doctor and patient that will change the course of their lives forever.