Maggie's parents suddenly split up after twenty-five years of marriage. The whole situation has Maggie feeling hurt, distraught, and most of all, violently bitter. She's nearly desperate for someone who can restore her confidence in love.
Maggie blames her mom for the family's disintegration. "She's driven him away with her constant nagging and complaining and arguing. Honestly, who could stand to live with that woman?" she vents to her friend Claire. However, there's more to the story, and Maggie desperately wants to know the truth—something nobody seems willing to tell her.