How can Gabe make amends for a life lived badly? How can his being in charge of a freight lift, left over from a warehouse conversion, allow him to help the disparate residents of Harrington Hall? There’s Robbie who lies about reading at home to his teacher because he knows his mum is too busy. Miss Ilene James, who seems to have little connection to the real world, or Mrs Davies whose world comes crashing down. Then there is Sam, newly moved to the area and locked into shift work at the hospital; or Mrs Cole, a widow and retired teacher unsure of developing a new relationship; and the Captain, a life at sea leaving no-one on land at his retirement. All of them living their separate and, at times, lonely lives. Gabe has to look back at his own life to forge a path into the future for the people he comes to know and love.