Mirella and Howard Cook-Goldman have it all—two beautiful children, the home of their dreams, successful careers, even a golden retriever. The only thing they lack is reliable childcare. After weeks of searching and interviewing, they are sent Randi Gill by a respected child-care placement agency and all their problems are solved. Randi is the nanny they always wanted. She sews, cooks, cleans, and quickly bonds with the children. In fact, she’s almost too perfect. As Randi’s attachment to the children grows, Mirella and Howard begin to have misgivings about her and tension builds in their once happy home.
Suddenly Mirella and Howard’s marriage begins to unravel as each is forced to reveal secrets they have been keeping hidden. Randi’s situation becomes more and more precarious and, sensing her place beginning to slip, she works harder to bond with the children, placing herself in a powerful position within the fragile household. As a result, Mirella and Howard face the greatest doubts and fears that haunt working parents as they struggle to balance family and professional life.