Robert and Lynn Ferguson are a picture-perfect couple with two beautiful daughters and a lovely home in an exclusive, Connecticut community. Robert is on the fast track of a major corporation; Lynn is devoted to her family and good works. But the Fergusons' closed doors hide a painful secret Lynn must keep from the world -- and her children -- at any cost...
Not even the Fergusons' best friends, Josie and Bruce Lehman, know of Lynn's shame. Social worker Josie sees her bruises and distrusts the too-ambitious, too-perfect Robert, and suspects the real cause of the children's increasingly disturbed behavior. But not even Josie can pierce Lynn's wall of silence, a wall that will not crumble until Lynn is forced to face herself -- and the truth -- at last