When Nicky Dillon and her father decide to take a walk in the new fallen snow one evening they come across something inconceivable, an abandoned infant crying it's survival only possible by the coincidence of their evening stroll.
In the days and weeks that follow, Nicky starts to learn about parts of the adult world she never knew existed. For the first time she asks questions about her life's strange shape. Why has her father moved them to this isolated corner of the country? What was his involvement in the tragedy that led them here? Suddenly everything is thrown into stark relief by the arrival of a young woman haunted by her own terrible choices.