A Story of Salvation begins in Spunky Point, Illinois where the protagonist, Mick Scott, and his two younger sisters live with their grandparents after their parents split up. Their violent, suicidal, alcoholic mother is ruled unfit by a family court to care for them. She blames the court’s decision on her ex-husband, so she enlists the assistance of her violent new lover to exact revenge on him and the children, thinking that they conspired against her in court.
As the three siblings grow into adulthood, they, along with their father, are forced to deal with their mother’s lover’s vicious attacks against them.
After all is said and done, do they succeed in ending his evil reign of terror, or do they succumb to it?