Holly Harper is nothing like her middle class, God fearing, motherly housewife appearance suggests. Actually, she is a twice divorced, long-time drug user with a severe gambling addiction. Holly learned to put up a façade early in life where as a child she was raped by her mother’s boyfriend. Although her mother knew it was happening she behaved as if all was normal. As an adult, Holly finds it hard to maintain any type of relationship and is borderline sociopathic. Learning to suppress her feelings and emotions a long time ago, Holly uses drugs and sex to hide another addiction, gambling. Several years ago she inherited her grandfather’s thriving business and is now in danger of losing it due to her gambling debts. She makes a deal with her mother who agrees to save the business if Holly checks herself into rehab.