The novel is about Lily Bennet who recently (following her parents’ divorce which results from her father’s affair with her secretary!) has moved to Fredericksburgh with her Mother to live on her controlling and vindictive Grandmother’s sprawling estate. Soon after classes begin at her new school, she meets a classmate, Cole Drepeau, with whom she forms an immediate and intimate bond. As Cole and Lily grow closer, Lily learns about the murder that divided the town more than thirty years before. In 1985, graduating senior Amber Greeley snapped, killing her boyfriend Ben—Cole’s uncle—and taking her own life.
Lily feels inexplicably linked to Amber, and she can’t help but think that there’s more to the girl’s story. Determined to investigate the truth about Cole’s uncle’s death, Lily and Cole are pulled into a dark mystery—one that shakes the constraints of the world they’ve always believed in.
This book isn’t very well-written and not much of a romance but the murder mystery aspect of the book is intriguing.