Having spent the past couple of years recuperating at a rehab clinic in Amsterdam, Holland, Shona Clarke returns to her usual life of mediocrity lessened only by the joy of seeing her pride and joy once again, her daughter Hayley.
Despite the huge progress she believed she had made in her stint at rehab and the prospect of a new, loving and family orientated life with Hayley, her possessive anxieties and fears soon resurface causing her to reveal for the first time the very reasoning behind her extreme downfall.
Being a victim of rape at just the tender age of fifteen, undermined by her Mother's neglect as well as overshadowed by her success, Shona had certainly had it rough over the years. Nevertheless, she was determined to reach that unknown state of happiness that had eclipsed her for so long, and prove that eventually the good people prevail.
Jason Edwards spent the past fifteen years wrongfully imprisonment for the murder of Daryl Richardson. Though despite the racially motivated beatings he suffered in jail, clearing his name was not the first thing on his mind after his release. Instead, he was focused on tracking down his one time best friend, Andy Dock.
Without a visit or even a poxy letter to his name, Jason was bemused as to why his best friend could forget about him so effortlessly after all they had been through together.
He receives word from another good friend of his, Barry Cox, that Andy is now located in Sydney, Australia. And so his journey begins. Whilst boarding the plane to Sydney, Jason shares an intense stare down with two intimidating black raced men, a reminder that the Daryl Richardson saga was far from over.
Trent Anderson was never the same man after losing his beloved wife and childhood sweetheart, Trish. His world fell apart, firstly forced to take a sabbatical from his dream job of being a pilot. Then, his newly found enraged and savage behaviour resulted in him assaulting his four year old daughter, Lizzie. Child services took Lizzie into care and Trent was all alone.
Fifteen years on and Trent was finally on the right track once again. Working behind the scenes at Heathrow airport, he had befriended people, most notably Angie and the beautiful Beth.
He overhears on the rumour mill that he is on the brink of being offered a pilot role within the company and quite literally jumps for joy. After a deep conversation with Angie, she manages to convince him to search for Lizzie, whom he hadn't gone a day without thinking about during his recovery.
After great consideration, he decides to visit the care home that she was transported to all those years ago. Despite a rather rude encounter with a member of staff, he now had an address for Lizzie at his disposal. Then, after taking a wrong turn leading him into complete astray, Trent is attacked by two local thugs. He fights them off, and makes sure they regret attacking him, in a brutal fashion. So brutal and weirdly satisfying that Trent questioned whether his anger was still an issue. Was bringing Lizzie back into his life a huge mistake?
As these three people en ravel on their respective quests for happiness, and attempt to avoid the certain demons that arise that may halt their progress, We learn that despite all their misfortunes, they're not completely innocent themselves. To common knowledge, Shona, Jason and Trent are strangers to each other but it appears that they're more interlinked than one might have anticipated.
Fifteen Years Ago re-ignites the past in its most deadly form.