Once a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have now reached a
breaking point. Ben, a partner in a prestigious law firm, has become
unpredictable at work and withdrawn at home—a change that weighs heavily
on his wife, Helen, and their preteen daughter, Sara. Then, in one
afternoon, Ben’s recklessness takes an alarming turn, and everything the
Armsteads have built together unravels, swiftly and spectacularly.
Thrust back into the working world, Helen finds a job in public
relations and relocates with Sara from their home in upstate New York to
an apartment in Manhattan. There, Helen discovers she has a rare gift,
indispensable in the world of image control: She can convince arrogant
men to admit their mistakes, spinning crises into second chances. Yet
redemption is more easily granted in her professional life than in her
As she is confronted with the biggest case of
her career, the fallout from her marriage, and Sara’s increasingly
distant behavior, Helen must face the limits of accountability and her
own capacity for forgiveness.
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