A sunny, Sunday afternoon, a family barbecue, and Naomi Baxter and her boyfriend Alex celebrate good news. Driving home, Naomi causes a fatal accident, leaving nine-year-old Lily Vasey dead, Naomi fighting for her life and Alex bruised and bloody.
Traumatised, Naomi has no clear memory of the crash and her mother Carmel is forced to break the shocking truth of the child's death to her. Naomi may well be prosecuted for causing death by dangerous driving. If convicted she will face a jail term of up to 14 years, especially if her sister's claim that Naomi was drunk-driving is proven. In the months before the trial, Carmel strives to help a haunted Naomi cope with the consequences of her actions.