The story starts with, Elise and her daughters in a car crash. She turns back to check on her kids and doesn't realize their is a van in the middle of the road.
The car tilts over, while the girls are asleep. Celeste wakes up and sees her mom, half awake all bloody. They have a small conversation before Celeste blacks out.
When Celeste suddenly wakes up from the hospital and finds her mom packing her bags. She notices something strange in her mother, if only she new it was the start of something big.
Elise tells the girls to help her find a sculpture in the attic, in the attic the girls have a rough conversation. Hazel finally opens Celeste eyes and sh realizes her mom died during the car crash, the lady down stairs isn't her mom.
Celeste is so angry she decides to confront her "mom", Elise is angry with her children that she even threats to kill them. She exclaims, "they'll be together for ever, and that's a promise".
Elise gets really angry at the girls, really quick. The girls ran out to the shed they played in, when they were little. Trying to protect themselves they had no idea hat would happen next.