Maddie has spent a lifetime struggling alone with her alcoholic mother. Her unpredictable behaviour and unreliability makes Maddie wish she had someone who actually cared about her. Tired of being the responsible one and the person who keeps it all together, Maddie longs for a life she'll never have. Her mother's constant thoughtless actions lead to difficulties on more than one occasion and the unwelcome presence of her Mum's boyfriend, Nick, only adds more stress to her life. The last thing she needs is a man in the house who doesn't know how to behave. But that all changes when Maddie discovers the real reason why her Mum drinks.
Thrown into a confusing world of secrets and family that she's never met, Maddie discovers that there is more to life than her world.
Could a girl she has never met have the answers?
As she figures out how she fits into it all, she embarks on a pursuit of truth. Through the uncovering of more shocking realities, Maddie questions her true identity. Can she ever move past all the lies and find the truth?
More importantly, will she ever find someone who will love her like a real family should?