Since the death of her parents, orphan Ann Felton has had to struggle to survive. The grimy and gruelling Black Country is no place for a girl all alone and Ann is relieved when she gets work at The Bell public house. Victoria Beckett and Viscount Richard Wyndham grew up with silver spoons firmly in their mouths, and neither can understand Ann's struggles. But before long Ann will change both their lives forever?
Jonah Hargrove joins the mysterious River, a teenage girl carrying thousands of dollars in stolen meth. They are pursued by local drug kingpin John Curtis and his murderous enforcer, Dakota Cade. But Cade and Curtis have their own enemies, and keeping tabs on everyone is the Thin Man, a silent assassin. As their final paths collide and all are forced to come to terms with their choices, their circumstances, and their own definition of God.