Two life stories intertwine. They belong to the same person but to different times. In one, Sara returns home from a stay in hospital to resume her life in the Melbourne beachside residence of David, her estranged and faithless husband who is holding her prisoner with a carefully crafted prenup. Gradually she learns how to free herself emotionally through her old passion of painting, while making the renewed acquaintance of her small daughter Lily.
The other life consists of Sara’s memories. Her present marriage of convenience arose out of a broken past in which she realised too late that her ambition to be a professional dancer was not her real dream, and circumstances robbed her of the love of her life, Marcus.
Gradually things come to a head in Sara’s present-day life with the discovery of the monumental betrayal of her best friend Beverly. The past begins to invade in a new way, until finally Sara opts for a clean break.