Anyone who said that the truth will set you free wasn't hiding a secret that could cost them their lives.
Sadie Goodwin only has two options open to her. To stay in the first real home she's ever known, or to leave Walker Bay behind her and spend the rest of her life in hiding. Choosing to stay means Sadie has to outmaneuver the Conclave by doing something they never expected. In a last ditch attempt to prevent the Conclave from coming after her, Sadie Goodwin surprises everybody by revealing the truth.
Hoping the exposure will give her some protection, Sadie and her friends are disappointed at the speed with which their plan fails. Feeling vulnerable and alone, the last thing she needs is for the Harstone family to finally decide they want to know their newest member, and they're not taking no for an answer.
As the world seems to close in on her, Sadie starts to realize that when secrets are revealed, it is hard to tell who will stand with you, and who will fall prey to fear.