Sometimes a woman owns little more than the deep, hidden wishes of her heart, and those don’t count for much in a place like Mississippi. At least for folk like Victoria.
Just when it seems like her world is falling apart after the violent death of her role model, Victoria is offered a job as a carer for an elderly, rich white couple.
Inside the walls of the Lane’s sumptuous home, her dreams hover tantalizingly close: a peaceful life, a full pantry, and a safe neighborhood. But it is merely a façade that she drifts through in a haze, concealing an unfolding drama; the manipulative and racist Mr. Lane has plans for his wife’s wealth that don’t involve her.
As tawdry scandals are whispered behind manicured nails, unsavory truths are kept safely tucked behind beaming smiles. And amongst it, Victoria is suddenly thrown into a world that she is totally unprepared for, where subterfuge and deceit are all consuming. Now being paid to spy on her employer, by people who are as flawed as she is, she is torn between what she knows is right and wrong.