Deep in the darkness of a Depression-era night, a man with an addiction commits an unspeakable act. His vile deed impacts the lives of two entire families, and decades will pass before the horrible wrong can even begin to be righted.

Two young women – strangers to each other – unknowingly enmeshed in a web of secrets that could prevent them from finding happiness with the men they love. Two adoring mothers who know more than they say. A newsman with a story he refuses to tell.

What is their connection, and who is the golden-eyed stranger who moves in the shadows of their broken lives?