Rosie O'Dell is a creature of beauty, brilliance... and unspeakable secrets. When she was young, terrible crimes had been committed against her. Tom Sharpe became Rosie O'Dell's high school sweetheart, and in revenge for the transgressions against her, the two young lovers committed their own crime of passion together, which ultimately ripped them apart.
Thirty years have now passed since Tom has seen his Rosie O'Dell, and the intervening years have been a source of endless torment for him. He has been torn between yearning for his lost love and wanting never to see her again. These days, Tom is a successful lawyer in the city of St. John's, but trouble seems to have a way of finding him. And now here she is: Rosie O'Dell has returned to ask for his help once more. Tom Sharpe will soon find out that his troubles are just beginning.