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Don McKay is a quiet and unassuming high school janitor. Separated from his high school sweetheart, Sonny, for twenty-five years, Don still carries a love for her. When Don receives a letter telling him she is terminally ill, he drops everything and rushes to their hometown to be by her side. Upon arriving, Don and Sonny reconcile and immediately rekindle their romance, mutually agreeing that it would be a symbolic gesture to be married for the short time Sonny has left. Everything changes, however, when Don - alone in the house - is confronted by Lance Pryce, Sonny's doctor. Out of nowhere, Dr. Pryce violently attacks, and Don accidentally kills him in their struggle. In a state of confusion and panic, Don hides the body in the woods behind Sonny's house. To make matters worse, it becomes apparent that Sonny believes the doctor is still alive, claiming to speak with him on a daily basis. Don, knowing that he took this man's life with his own hands, has no idea what's going on. Still haunted by a terrible tragedy from his past that forced him to flee his hometown, he is not comfortable going to the police, and it only makes matters worse when it seems that Sonny's live-in nurse, Marie, is on to him. Seemingly alone and trapped in a game of murder and deceit, Don must solve the mysteries that present themselves while clinging to the hope that he isn't betrayed by the love that he lost so many years ago.