Emily is 17 and her mother has recently died. She has to live in a small town with her only relative, her rich old grandfather who she'd never met or knew existed. Emily's mother had left town in the midst of a scandal right after high school.
Julia had been an outcast in high school and bullied by Emily's mother. Twenty years later, Emily and Julia are neighbours and is one of Emily's few friends.
Sawyer is still sniffing after Julia ... they had a one night stand in high school and neither has forgotten each other even though both have moved on and away over the last 20 years.
Without giving any spoilers, here are something of the things I had a hard time with:
- Emily's wallpaper in her bedroom keeps changing
- The Coffey men can't go out after dark and try to keep it a secret as to why
- Emily's grandfather is a giant who keeps looking in the dryer
- Sawyer has a special craving for sweets
I enjoyed the writing style and that's why kept me going. I doubt I'll read any more of her books, though.