Sadie Booker was an ordinary teenager living a blissfully ordinary life until she was blindsided by her mother’s unexpected death. She vowed to her mother to care for and protect her family.
When Sadie’s father begins dating Marissa, her mother’s ex-best friend and worst enemy, Sadie is outraged and determined to end their budding relationship and uncover the secret that bitterly ended the friendship, causing her mother further anguish and suffering during her final years of life.
As the months pass, Sadie finds strength and comfort in her Mother’s words through the letters and personal diaries Lydia left behind. While Sadie and her family vacation in Pentwater, a sacred place to Sadie’s mother, Marissa intrudes upon her family, fueling Sadie’s search for answers.
Eager to rid Marissa from their lives once and for all, Sadie is stunned when she stumbles upon the startling truth that destroyed her mother and Marissa’s friendship. If exposed, the secret could swirl humiliating echoes of scandal and disgrace, ultimately tearing her family apart.