Diana Ratlidge has not been able to recover emotionally from the double murders of her wealthy businessman father Max Ratlidge and her fiancé Brian Turner - Max's protégé - five years ago in the garage of the family home. In addition to other evidence, it was largely Diana's testimony that convicted Louis Allen, the groundskeeper, who is serving a prison sentence for the murders. Diana still lives in the isolated and expansive house on her own in needing that connection to her father and Brian. Although she is the logical person to take over Max's business, she has taken a leave of absence from work in her inability to cope. Her biggest supports have been her nightclub owning brother Chris Ratlidge, Chris' wife Trudy Ratlidge, and the family lawyer Martin Loring, who she started dating after the murders. To help her move on with life, Martin and Chris, who is half owner, are trying to convince Diana now to sell the house.