The Great War opened up an exciting new career for Vi in London. But that was yesterday. Now, the war's over, her husband is dead and she needs to pick up the pieces of her life.
On her way home she meets a man who needs her help. Recently demobbed, Joss Bentley has no job or home, and with his wife dead, a new baby to care for - not his.
As he searches grimly for its real father, he runs up against people who are trying to conceal dark secrets and will use any means necessary to do so. And Vi finds herself faced with conflicting loyalties. Whichever way she moves, it seems she'll hurt someone - or they'll hurt her ...