A year ago, Louisa lived in the city with her son, Joey. Life was hard as a single mom, but at least the constant fighting was over since she left her husband, Brody. Now, she has her own new apartment, and it’s all hers with no bad memories of the past. It’s small and quiet—maybe too quiet sometimes—but Louisa feels her life is headed in the right direction.
When Josh comes into the clerk’s office where Louisa works, there are no fireworks. It’s not love at first sight, but she does enjoy his attention and starts a new relationship. Josh brings so many good things into she and Joey’s lives. He’s funny and generous, helping to pay her bills and give Joey gifts.
The first time he hits her, she blames it on the pressure Josh is facing at work, but as the abuse continues, Louisa fears for both her son’s life and her own. Louisa turns to the only person who can help: her ex-husband Brody. Together, they travel a dark path to get Josh out of Louisa’s life for good. Can this long-time victim transform into a hero to protect the people she loves?