Mallory Riscoe is no stranger to dysfunction. Despite her tumultuous childhood, at twenty-two, she has established herself as a functioning, self-made woman. Her safe, mundane life is turned upside-down when she's falsely accused on theft and fired. A dismal pall hangs over the Colt residence. Since the death of his wife, Brendan Colt has struggled to care for his children Kason and Meela. Each is lost in their own deep grief, but there is more to this family than meets the eye. Two worlds collide when Mallory accepts the job as nanny to the Colt children. Mallory just begins to see a sliver of trust from the children, offering an unexpected hope of healing, when an unspeakable secret is uncovered putting an innocent life at risk. Can Mallory unlock the mystery and bring order the chaos being wrought or will they all be lost?