Liam York likes his life, for the most part: he’s handsome, rich, and could have any girl he wants. He’s close to his family, has been acting since he was a child, and is now the star of the billion-dollar Highwater film franchise.

Until one day, during the filming of the final Highwater film, when his sister Saoirse dies in a car accident.

And so begins his downward spiral.

He gets tangled up in a world of drink and drugs, taking and doing anything he can to numb the pain.

If he’s not careful, he’ll ruin not only his own life, but that of his loved ones, too.

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