No family is free of secrets. In a dramatic tale of intrigue, the Johnson family struggles to overcome the threat of the skeletons in their closets. French-born Céline has led a satisfactory and happy life with her older English husband, Thomas, and their two surviving children. One of two twin boys, Luke, suffers from lifelong guilt from the fate of his brother, and his sister, Alexis, attempts to care for everyone she meets, naïve but compassionate.
Once the Johnson children are adults, one a teacher and the other a nurse, they appear to have come to grips with their past troubles. Upon meeting Elizabeth, however, Luke introduces a dangerous variable to the happiness of his family. Marriage, fidelity, and the opportunity for giving Céline and Thomas grandchildren are all tested. But one can only wonder, what destructive truths could have been revealed to trigger the heart attack and death of Thomas?