Peter Webster is a rookie paramedic when he pulls a young woman out of a car wreck that should have killed her. Sheila Arsenault haunts his thoughts, and despite his misgivings, Webster is soon embroiled in an intense love affair - and in Sheila's troubled life. Eighteen years later, Sheila is long gone and Webster is raising their daughter, Rowan, alone. But Rowan is veering dangerously off course. To save her from self-destruction, Webster must seek out the only person who may be able to help. Webster's search unleashes the dangerous questions he has carefully kept at bay: Why did a mother leave her family? How did the marriage of two people so deeply in love unravel?