In a quiet coastal village, Irina spends her days restoring furniture, hiding away from the world. A family secret, long held and never discussed, casts a dark shadow and Irina chooses to withdraw into her work. When an antique bureau is sent to her workshop, the owner anonymous, Irina senses a history to the object that makes her uneasy. As Irina begins to investigate the origins of the piece, she unearths the terrible secret it holds within.
Decades earlier, another young woman kept secrets. Her name was Abigail. Over the course of one sun-filled summer she fell in love and dreamed of the future. But she could not know that a catastrophe loomed, and this event would change the course of many lives for years to come....
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