For eleven years Sylvia Larkin has been a mother - and she knows, deep down, that she's no good at it. Seeing her husband's loving relationship with their daughter Kate, she believes she's simply been going through the motions. She feels like a fake.
When a former lover turns up, reminding her of the striking young artist she once was and the life she gave up, Sylvia finally loses her grip and nearly destroys her own world, and that of her family.
Coming so close to the edge, however, brings Sylvia face to face with her demons and the realization that she must try to fix her life. It is a journey of heartbreak, challenge and painful surprises. And for Sylvia, her husband and Kate it is one in which the destination will remain unknown until they get there . . .