After Carrie Sinclair catches her husband being unfaithful, the urge to go off and lick her wounds is just too great, and she flies halfway around the world to hole up in the remote Fiji islands. But what was supposed to be two weeks of solace quickly turns into unending isolation when on the way back from one of the outer islands, she falls overboard and is left behind. Caught in a current and pulled farther out to sea, Carrie fights to stay alive in the unrelenting ocean. Exhausted and nearly done in, she finally makes it to a small uninhabited island but soon realizes there is no escape, from the island, or the anguish of her broken marriage. When rescue finally occurs, it brings with it much more than release from the island.