This family saga is set in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and is about the Rathbone family and their secrets, who had been the subject of local gossip for generations. The author examines the family's life and the power of their patriarch, S.D., and his eldest son who safeguarded the family secrets and used their position to exile other members who rejected their lies and corruption. However, the time comes for these secrets to be revealed and for the world to judge what lay at the foundations. It is a powerful novel examining family life, the power of individuals within a family and how this power is used both to damage and heal its members. Written by a Canadian, this is Leslie Hall Pinder's first novel.