50 year old Frankie, a trainee social worker on placement in a local authority team, is a survivor of childhood abuse. One day she receives a phone call from the two daughters of a client. They disclose that their father sexually abused them when they were children. This information triggers a traumatic reaction from Frankie who is forced to seek counselling, where she looks back, analyses and learns from her childhood experiences. Although these experiences are sometimes happy , sometimes horrifying and sometimes heartbreaking, a thread of hope runs through the entire novel that will help other victims of childhood abuse to recover, and practitioners to understand the effects of historical abuse a little better.