When Myrtle’s husband, Austin, dies on the bus one morning, everything seems to freeze. But in reality Myrtle has been frozen for nearly 40 years, locked into an emotionless marriage. So if the barriers have been lifted, why does she still feel trapped? Her daughters are a mystery to her - one prickly and defensive, the other with a closely guarded secret. And thanks to Austin’s cold presence, friends are a rarity. How is a widow supposed to find herself when she’s alone in the world?But hope might rest with Gianni, the kind stranger in whose arms Austin died….