After over a year of planning, Sadie Adams has finally made her escape. She left her domineering and abusive husband, Frank, back in New York City and stepped off the train with her young son, Gus, in Galesburg, Illinois. Frank couldn't kill her or Gus if he couldn't find them. And Sadie's convinced that Frank doesn't even know the town of Galesburg exists. In Galesburg, Sadie sets about creating a safe, loving, and protected home for Gus.