Maria Harman finds it hard to keep her intense and mixed-up emotions in check when it comes to her family.
For things are anything but loving and harmonious in the Harman household.
Her bullying and spiteful older brothers, Patrick and Joe, make her life as miserable as possible, encouraged by their mother, Finola, who believes her 'golden boys' can do no wrong.
Maria is hardened to Finola's scorn and indifference but deep down craves her mother's love and can't understand why her mother chose to adopt her in the first place.
Her only solace comes from her warm-hearted, slow-witted brother, Eddie, and browbeaten father Sam.
But when the layers of deception that conceal Maria's true parentage are slowly broken away, the already dysfunctional family is thrown into chaos...