Rachel Goodman's life story is a public legend - everyone knows that when she was a young girl, she witnessed the brutal murder of her mother. So it's no surprise that Rachel now runs a preschool programme for children who have been exposed to violence. Conversely, Nick Raine - the reliable but aloof handyman at the school - is a total enigma. So when the truth about his gunrunning past comes out, it tears Rachel's life apart like a knife. Now, the man Nick previously worked for - and once worshipped - has located Nick and given him an ultimatum: find his missing son, or the school - and Rachel - will suffer the consequences. Determined to help him find the boy, Rachel joins Nick on a journey filled with danger, secrets, betrayal...and love.