Peggy Lighterman vows she will never be like her father. His was a life blighted by alcohol addiction and an untimely demise. Hers is one of placid fulfillment in the urban sprawl of Bermondsey. But Peggy’s life is turned upside down by a series of tragic events. A drink to fill the empty void soon escalates into a downward spiral until she meets Dr. Theo Hither, a psychiatrist who has witnessed first-hand the trauma of mental illness in his brother and is fiercely protective of those marginalized by society.