Stephanie Hart is a sharp and aggressive young lawyer fighting on behalf of battered women. Her work is gratifying, her husband, Peter, is handsome and passionate, and her daughter, Tuesday, is adorable. On the outside her life is perfect. On the inside, however, Stephanie is unsettled. She knows that as long as she lives she will never forget the September night long ago when her life was changed forever by a violent confrontation with Jimmy Scott, her mother's brutal lover. But that was twenty years ago. And Jimmy Scott is dead. It should be over.