Badger's Brook becomes the refuge for Lowri Vaughan, escaping the small-town rumours and prejudices which abound about her family since her father has been sent to prison for fraud and suspected murder - crimes Lowri and her mother know he didn't commit. Lowri's friend Marion comes to live with her, seemingly the only friend who will still be seen with Lowri in public. As Lowri begins to rebuild her life, she is determined to prove her father's innocence and begins to search for the truth. Along the way, she is confronted by many 'false friends' who seem to let her down at every turn. Will she ever be able to rely on anyone ever again and can she really prove her father's innocence?