An unexpected inheritance offers Libby Pullford the chance to escape her unhappy, abusive marriage and return to her Lancashire roots with her young son, Ned. But her domineering husband, Steven, won’t let her go so easily. The one person she can turn to for help is her new neighbour, former police detective Joss Atherton, to whom Libby feels a growing attraction. But Joss has troubles of his own.
Meanwhile, Emily Mattison is enjoying newfound domestic happiness with her fiancé, Chad. The only blot on the horizon is the fact that she’s been unable to make contact with the daughter she lost many years before. Libby and Emily’s lives are destined to intertwine in ways they could never have imagined.