Atlanta news anchor Josie loses her job when her live bulletin about a drug death gets out of hand. It was an incident close to home because her son Finley knew the girl who died and is caught up in the spiral of drug addiction himself.
Josie heads for the mountains of North Carolina and gets a job on the cosmetics counter of a department store, alongside other fallen ‘celebs’. Her days are spent caring for her young daughter Dottie, trying to keep track of her bitter and out-of-control son, and facing the wrath of her supervisor, Pauline.
Partly inspired by the author’s own life experiences, this was a moving and heart-wrenching story of a mother dreading “the call” about her son and offered hope of a better way to treat those caught up in the grips of the opioid crisis. The antics from the cast of characters around the makeup counter provided some welcome relief.