Set in the 1950's this story follows the dilemmas of Sally White as she struggles between her child and home, her alcoholic husband and her lover Jack. For years Sally has submissively followed her husbands lead, covering his tracks at every turn in order to keep their clean reputation. But after her daughter has an unexplained accident things take on a new turn. Michael realises his need to reform, but at the same time Sally realises how hopeless hoping for a change is. Driven to a newcomer through his gentle kindness it isn't long before Sally winds up in his arms.