A Melbourne journalist on the run from the law makes a getaway to a West Australian newspaper. Here she meets a handsome local beau, who becomes her most valuable contact, in a town well practiced at keeping its secrets. Falling in love with her beau comes at a cost. In befriending his family, she finds herself locked into a deeper, more complex wrangle with her conscience. She must prevent a tragedy unfolding but acting on impulse will land her in prison. Will she take sacrifice her reputation and risk a prison sentence? How does the past influence her decision?