Hazel DeFord is a woman haunted by her past. While berry picking in a blackberry thicket in 1943, ten-year old Hazel momentarily turns her back on her three-year old sister Maggie and the young girl disappears. Almost seventy years later, the mystery remains unsolved, and the secret guilt Hazel carries has alienated her from her daughter Diane, who cant understand her mothers overprotectiveness and near paranoia. While Diane resents her mothers inexplicable eccentricities, her own daughter Meghan -- a cold case agent -- cherishes her grandmothers lavish attention and affection. When a traffic accident forces Meghan to take a six-week leave-of-absence to recover, all three generations of DeFord women find themselves unexpectedly under the same roof. Meghan knows she will have to act as a mediator between the two headstrong and contentious women. But when they uncover Hazels painful secret, will Meghan also be able to use her investigative prowess to solve the family mystery and help both women recover all thats been lost?