The Great War opened up an exciting new career for Vi in London. But that was yesterday. Now the war’s over, her husband is dead and she needs to pick up the pieces of her life.
On her way home from work she meets a man who is in huge need of her help. Recently demobbed, Joss Bentley has no job or home and, with his wife dead, there’s a new baby to care for – and, what’s more, it’s not his. As he searches grimly for its real father, he runs up against people who will use any means necessary to conceal dark secrets, and Vi finds herself faced with conflicting loyalties. Whichever way she moves, it seems she’ll hurt someone – or they’ll hurt her . . .