Tessa Gray is beginning to fight her way through the death of her child. Outside the gate of her preschool, her only child, Abby, was hit and killed by an unknown driver. The police claim there is little evidence and no witnesses. Abby's death is deemed unsolvable. Tessa, a staircase of emotion, reluctantly agrees to her husband's request that she see a therapist.
Laura Martinez is wedged in the middle place, grappling with her busy life as a nurse, wife, and devoted mom to her two young children when her estranged mother, Helen, suffers a devastating stroke. In a desperate attempt to lure her mother into choosing life, Laura goes to Sea Escape, the pristine beach home that Helen took refuge in after the death of her beloved husband, Joseph.