When Judy Burrows agrees to marry Declan Robertson he is overjoyed. But from the first night of their marriage, cracks appear in their relationship. It takes time and patience to uncover the demons that haunt her, but sharing them brings Judy a new peace. And then tragedy strikes. Their firstborn child is born with a serious condition. Questions are asked which echo down through their families, unravelling secrets and deceptions that rock their security to its foundations. What have they inherited? What are they passing on to future generations? Will their love survive?