After an argument with her elder sister, Tilly Moran decides it is time to fly the nest and moves across the Mersey to Liverpool. As the ferry slips through the murky water, Tilly prays that her strike for independence will not land her in trouble. Having found lodgings and a part-time job, Tilly begins to settle in to her new life. But working undercover for a detective agency brings Tilly into contact with the seedier side of the city and she uncovers rather more than she bargained for. And it is only when her life is put in danger that she discovers where her heart truly lies. A heartfelt tale of a young woman's search for independence and love in the shadow of the Great War, and the friendship that supports her through her time of trouble.