Based on real events, this powerful story of friendship, trust and forgiveness takes us to the heart of a community rocked by a child's disappearance. In 2008, nine-year-old Shannon Matthews is reported missing. A frantic search follows, quickly becoming a murder inquiry. Led by Julie, the community rallies behind Shannon's grief stricken mother Karen, determined to find her daughter and show that, although from a poor background, Shannon's life is as important as any other. With hope fading and doubts about Karen beginning to grow, Shannon is found - with a man her mother knows. As suspicions deepen, Karen's friends set about discovering the truth.