Becca and her mother fled their hometown and comfortable life in Atlanta in order to start over with new identities after Becca’s father was convicted of embezzlement. They protect the secrets in their past in order to avoid discovery. But now that Becca is a senior in high school, she needs to apply for financial aid in order to go to college. (One benefit of giving up her social life is that she is now a straight-A student.) But applying for financial aid might reveal their secrets to the world.
Stubborn Becca applies for a local scholarship anyway because of the potential for it to pay her entire way to college. As she digs deeper into the past of both her family and her new hometown, she discovers secrets that might endanger her life as well as her privacy. To what lengths will she go to learn the truth? Will the truth set her free?