Travis Brown thinks that things can’t possibly get any worse for him and his four-year-old daughter, Bella. He’s about to find out how wrong he is.
Travis has lived his entire life in Carolina Beach and can’t imagine life anywhere but by the shore. He has also never lived on his own. After taking custody of newborn Bella, he remained in his mother’s home. She cared for Bella while he worked construction jobs, having given up his dream of one day being a marine biologist in order to care for his little girl. But jobs became harder and harder to find when the economy soured and now Travis has lost both his mother and his home. He is desperate to find work so that he can provide for and protect Bella. And, of course, desperate times call for desperate measures.