Beth Powell and Susan Wright were best friends - both from troubled families, their only happy times were the summers they spent together as children. Until fate intervened and separated them. It's twenty-nine years later when they meet again. Reclusive Susan is a loner who has shot two people in cold blood. Beth is the lawyer allocated to defend her. Yet their friendship still endures, even as the evidence against Susan mounts up - a friendship that must be stronger than the traumas of their past. Because for one of them, there can be no happy ending...