George is obsessed with finding the man who raped his daughter. Searching the southern states in the 1970s, he tracks down James but also finds Lila, another girl victimized by his daughter’s rapist. George holds himself responsible for not getting there sooner, not preventing Lila from becoming pregnant at fifteen and exiled by her family. Unable to abandon her, George gives Lila a new home, a new family. In the process, they both discover that some ties are thicker than blood.