Laura Cavendish can't wait to meet the woman who's won her son's affection. She pictures his new girlfriend, Cherry, becoming a close friend and confidante. But although Cherry is beautiful and amiable, there's something about the possessive way she touches Daniel. Cherry seems to be driving a wedge between mother and son--until one day Daniel is injured in a terrible accident. Six months later, Laura makes a fateful decision--and carries out an astonishing deceit.