Fran and Rod Gifford's marriage is drifting slowly but surely towards the
rocks since the death of their baby daughter. Their disagreements - once
settled with love and understanding-are flaring into mayor quarrels. And
their sensitive schoolboy son Peter was conscious of the rift between them.
Then Rodney fell desperately in love with Perdita, a brilliant and beautiful
young science student who was as cool and analytical over her passion as
she was with the computer she worked. She believes Rod is seeing another
woman and the discovery of their affair came as a final blow to Fran. She
determined she would fight back if not for her own sake, for Peter's, a divorce
would shatter her son. She is caught in a terrible trap. Should she go on
pretending that the man she loves in still hers-or will the love turn to hate and
destroy them all?