It takes courage to overcome the odds... Liverpool 1928: abandoned by her mother at a very young age, Dot McCann lives a lonely life with her distant aunt and uncle.
A cuckoo in the nest, she spends her days trying to keep out of trouble.
When Dot overhears a conversation whilst playing in the street, her life changes for ever.
What she discovers could send one man to prison and another to the gallows.
In a desperate attempt to right a wrong, Dot teams up with runaway orphan Corky, Emma, a local jeweller whose shop has been burgled, and Nick, a handsome young reporter investigating the crime.
But Dot and Emma have been recognised and they soon find themselves in very real danger.
Will they uncover the truth before it's too late?