Jean, Michael and Steph are three reluctant loners. Damaged and fearful of life, they cannot survive alone for much longer. A mixture of deceit, good luck and misfortune draws them together to Walden Manor, a secluded and gracious country house that promises sanctuary and freedom from failure. Out of and invented pas they shape a beautiful present, full of hope and happiness. For the first time in their lives, they lose their dread of the future. If their sense of safety is built on a delusion, does it matter? When the idyll is threatened, Jean, Michael and Steph discover that because their lives are now worth living they are also worth preserving. But at what cost?