Mary is a woman of a certain age, Jacob is not much more than a boy but she needs him.
Mary has accepted her life as a widow, she believes herself to be content until Jacob, a young stranger enters her life.
She is overwhelmed by her emotions and is devastated when her new love threatens an old friendship. Jacob though has a dark side and when violence enters her life Mary must fight to regain her peace. Mary and a sympathetic young student, who knows Jacob of old, hatch a plan to exact justice and yes, a degree of revenge. As they put the plan into action things go from bad to worse.
Mary wants her life back.