Therese Wolley arrives into the world disguised as a cancerous growth. Her mother, grateful not to be dying, devotes her life to Therese, who grows up believing her birth was miraculous and that a special destiny awaits her.
Confident that she has come to the world for an important reason, Therese discovers the ability to “spark” people and gain a glimpse into their souls. She only uses this gift to expose the intimate secrets of strangers, basking in the power those revelations provide. She becomes so addicted to uncovering these truths that soon she can focus on little else. She moves in with her boyfriend and his 350 pound game show obsessed mother simply because she is convinced that their little red house is saturated with secrets, the disclosure of which she cannot resist.
Therese's addiction carries grave consequences and the discoveries she makes in that house are so unimaginable, they cause her to go into hiding with one of her children while abandoning the other at the doorstep of a woman who looks like Glinda the Good Witch. As she tries to make sense of her predicament, she is forced to question her commitment to the pursuit of destiny. Her dreams and hopes have been shattered, but before she can find the courage to move forward, she must unravel her beliefs and decide whether fate is something you cheat, or something you control.