Married to a successful lawyer and mother to two healthy, well-adjusted children, she was living the life many people only dreamed about. She should be happy, her husband tells her. But she is not. The memories of her controlling and manipulative adoptive mother haunt her day and night and threaten to poison her numb, present-day existence. As the protective faÃ§ade she has constructed to insulate her from the pain and horror of her past comes crumbling down around her stable suburban life, she can think of only one solution: suicide. When her attempts fail, she must find other ways to cope with her daily routines or succumb to the voices that tell her she is unlovable.