Virginie has been caring for her mentally ill mother practically since she could walk. When brilliant, hard-working Virginie meets carefree, happy-go-lucky Felix at university, they fall madly in love. This should be a wonderful, liberating experience for the women, but when Virginie learns the local nationalist party are conspiring to use her mother to infiltrate their council, she resolves to put a stop to their subterfuge.
When Virginie’s mother is found dead, Virginie is arrested and charged with her murder. She must go to trial and fight a battle for her life. Virginie knows just how to save herself, but she needs someone reliable on the outside to carry out her plans. Can Felix finally grow up and do what is needed to save the woman of her dreams from the death penalty…?