When Laura's father dies, he asks her to go visit an elderly woman named Sarah Tolley. Laura agrees, but is upset that her husband Ray is so against it. In fact, he is so distraught he commits suicide with Laura's daughter in the house. Emma is so upset over her stepfather's death she stops talking, and in an affort to help her Laura reunites with her father, Dylan, who learns for the first time that he has a daughter.
Meanwhile, Laura visits Sarah, who has Alzheimer's, and can't even remember how she knew Laura's father. She does remember the past, however, and tells how she worked in a mental institution, where the government sponsored horrible treatments, and she believes the government had her husband, a reporter, killed when he investigated.
Laura and Dylan fall in love while trying to help Emma, who strangely will only talk to Sarah. Laura believes Sarah, and sets out to study the mystery of her husband's disappearance and the strang government involvement in the mental institution. Along the way Laura finds Sarah's husband, who she believed dead, and learns the startling truth about how her father knew Sarah.
This report prepared by Rachael High