Rebecca was abandoned by her mother in a shoebox in the backyard of an Italian restaurant when she was two days old. Her life begins without history, in the dark outdoors. Who is she, where has she come from, and what can she become?
Thirty years later, married to Adam, she gives birth to Ruby, and to a new life for herself. But when sudden tragedy changes the course of that life for ever, and all the lives that touch hers, Rebecca is out in the world again, searching . . .