Angela McClusky is haunted by the young baby that she abandoned on the steps of the workhouse. Born out of wedlock and the result of a traumatic assault, the child only has a locket to remind her of the family she never knew. Angela has carried the guilt of her actions with her for almost a decade. Now widowed and alone, in a world where work is scarce and life is tough, she works tirelessly to provide for her family - and to keep herself from agonising over the past. But her secrets won't stay hidden and Angela will be forced to face the choices that she made...