Karen Marshall's visit to her mother's family is not a sentimental journey into nostalgia, but to keep the promises she has made and to make them pay for the sins they have committed. Upon her arrival, she is quickly caught up in the crosscurrents and dangers that exist there. Prepared to hate her domineering grandmother, she soon fears that the person she has come to help may be her worst adversary. The deeper she digs into the past, the more she is drawn into a twisted legacy of deceit, betrayal and revenge that brings her closer to a final, shocking truth. Not only does she lose her own identity, but an entire family is devastated.