Lauren Scott is bright, gifted and beautiful. At 18, she has her whole life ahead of her. And she is everything to her mother, Emma. Oliver Lomax is a young man full of promise, despite the shadow his own, deeply troubled, mother casts over him. Both their lives are filled with hopes and dreams; their days with a determination to make something of themselves. Until one fateful night, when Oliver makes a decision that tears their worlds apart. Lauren and Oliver had never met, but now they become closely bound together in the most tragic of ways, their families forced to confront truths they hoped they’d never have to face, secrets they’d never even imagined.