What lengths will Carol Jacob’s go to in order to escape the poverty and shame of her family home to live the kind of life she has always dreamed of, and can she achieve her goal by marriage to an older, wealthy man? When Carol’s dream begins to unravel, counsellor Maggie Sayer does her best to help, but everything is not as it seems at number 34 Appleton Close.
Lindy Baker too has struggled in her formative years. Abandoned by a drunken mother and separated from a baby brother who was her world, she finds herself in a young offender’s institute for stealing food to survive life on the streets. Will her future be blighted by her poor start in life?
Maggie sees the potential in her young client, but can she take a step back from Lindy’s situation or will her instincts and emotions take over?