26 year-old Pearl Carlson is released from prison on the island of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, after killing her abusive father, Curtis Carlson. One condition of her release is that she returns to Dominica, the island of her birth, and participates in a psychiatric counseling program. Penniless, and in a state of shock, Pearl travels to Dominica with her grandmother, Doris Boyd. Pearl endures the ridicule, scorn and insults of her neighbors and also becomes the victim of a stalker who tries to rape her. Tormented with feelings of guilt, shame and fear, Pearl is not ready to disclose the deep, dark secrets that are locked inside, to her psychiatrist, Dr. Timothy Williams. After months of therapy, and the loving care and support of her family, Pearl finally opens up to the doctor and reveals the horror that had been her life for as long as she could remember. Beginning to experience a normal existence, she comes face to face with Nigel Bray, the man whose life and birthright her father stole, and whose grandfather he killed. The encounter with Nigel Bray and his son threatens her recovery and changes her life forever.