Tom Blakely, whose wife Kari has disappeared along with two of her friends, finds relief from stress and grief by drinking alcohol. A lot of it.

The three women, all members of the same book club, left for a long weekend adventure and were never heard from again. There’s plenty of empathy available for Tom and his creative but shy teenage son, Connor.

But empathy must be balanced with responsibility. Tom’s drinking begins to put his health and the safety of others at risk. Luckily, his friends and Connor care enough about him to not let him off the hook. They continue to intensify the pressure for Tom to get some real help, but can Tom find the inner perseverance to embrace a lasting journey of sobriety?

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