The bright and somewhat melodramatic plot of the novel turns out to be a successful screen, behind which reflections on current social and psychological problems are placed, one of which is violence in the family. The main character Lily, whose prototype is partly the author herself, loses her father and again plunges into memories of her difficult childhood. The house of her parents, respected and decent citizens, was never a cozy family nest, because Lily and her mother lived in constant tension due to the aggressive nature of her father. Finally, the girl is ready to set foot on her own path and build her own family. However, she will not be able to find peace until she overcomes all the shadows of the past and dares to break the vicious circle woven from truth, fear, forgiveness, indecision and love.