Charlotte Winston and her husband John are packing in preparation for a trip to the beach with their son Ricky. Shortly after driving away from their farm, their car is struck in a head on collision and, tragically, only Charlotte survives. Isolated on her farm Charlotte slowly becomes swallowed up in an overwhelming morass of anguish and grief. One night she encounters an injured man, Nick, on her property. An unexpected and unique bond develops between the two. Charlotte asks Nick to stay on to work the farm with her temporarily, telling him that her husband and child 'are away on a trip'. Nick, a Marine combat veteran, is trying to hide some serious issues of his own, among other things. He quickly butts heads with her family friend and lawyer, Paul, a powerful man in town with ties to the local police. Protective of Charlotte, Paul grows suspicious of Nick's intentions. An altercation ensues between the two men. Paul threatens the Marine causing Nick's PTSD to ignite. Charlotte ...