When Carrie Chapman signs up to be an ambulance attendant at the outbreak of World War Two, she has little idea of what lies in store. The job is gruelling, yet it will also bring her freedom, and a love affair that gives her more happiness than she has ever known. But on a summer evening, five years after the war, horrific events change Carrie’s life for ever. Carrie has vowed never to tell anyone the truth about that night, but the cost of this secret is great: her daughter Gillian has never forgiven her for what happened. Now a letter has arrived that will stir up the past. Will Carrie break her long silence and will Gillian finally be able to forgive?