The single gunshot tears through the night and brings sorrow and tragedy to one of Portland’s premier families. Young Clare Goforth is now fighting for her life, while her mother fades away, trapped in her own private hell. Her father, Alex, is left trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered world, but he has several demons of his own.
Time allows for healing as the Goforth family struggles to make a new life for itself, still wondering why such a terrible tragedy could befall them. Clare, in recovery, seeks quiet solitude to work out her problems; meanwhile, Alex’s wife exists in her own imagined world. He’s caught in an emotional web that ties his wife and daughter in limbo.
New home and friends are helpful in the fight to regain a semblance of a happy life, but it’s truly up to the Goforths to find their way back to fulfillment. Steps forward are heartbreaking and sometimes rewarding. Yet, Alex fears life may never be what it once was. Will his beloved daughter and wife ever find peace again, and will he have the strength to be the man they need?