Flora's husband wanted children; Flora didn't. So much so, that her marriage to Oliver has broken down. When circumstances leave her in charge of her sister's little girl, she is afraid of her reaction, convinced she lacks the maternal instinct.
Then tragedy strikes: the certainties Flora believed in are destroyed, and she is forced to reassess her life, herself and her relationships. Not just with Oliver, but with her unloving mother, her vanished father and her sister Georgie. When events take a more dangerous turn, Flora doesn't know who can help her. Where can she find the guardian angel she so desperately needs?