Ruth was enjoying her new found freedom when one night out ended in terror. Told she had only one option, the web of lies began.
At the age of ninety-six Ruth reflects on her life and her regrets as she entertains her caregiver with stories from her youth. She talks about her big move to Dublin for gainful employment in the Hotel St. George in 1932. Ruth takes her caregiver back in time as she recalls the fun, laughter and heartache that took place in her new home. She brings back to life the wonderful characters that had worked in the hotel and who'd became her second family.
She shares the heartache she experienced when the handsome American she fell in love with had to return home. How her sister had insisted she stop moping and persuaded her to come out for an evening. Ruth relives the horror of that night as she decides to reveal the events that took place which changed her world forever. But one thing she never intended to reveal was the secret she promised to take to her grave. Could keeping that promise end up being her biggest regret?