Sandy and her husband Emmett are awaken in the middle of the night with the news that no parent ever wants to receive, that her twenty-year-old son, Jordan, has been in a car accident and is being taken to the hospital. Along with him in the car was his cousin Travis and their friend Michelle, both badly injured.
Tensions arise when it is revealed that the kids had been out drinking and that Jordan was driving. These tensions cause a long kept secret of Sandy’s, one that only Jenna knew comes out in the open when Jenna reveals it to the family. One that tears the family apart more than just the belief that Jordan was driving drunk already had.
Although Jordan claims he wasn’t driving, and that it was his cousin Travis who was, the cop in town doesn’t believe him. This is the same cop that Jordan says has been harassing him, but why?
At the same time as the accident, a couple, Libby, and Beck, who recently bought land are moving to town. They are in the process of building a new house, and are getting out of the city of Houston. As they are in the process of building, the company Beck works for is involved on an investigation in a deck collapse, one that his company is quickly declared not at fault. However, odd things keep happening at their property. A construction workers car is keyed, a hog is strung up in a tree a butcher, left behind for them to find. Is this in relation to the investigation, or just a coincidence and a result of some bored kids? How are all these characters related? At first, it seems as if there is no relationship.
This book alternates from two perspectives, Sandy and Libby’s. I really enjoyed this book, however, there were multiple minor characters who I at times had a hard time keep track of, or remembering who they were and how they related to the story.