Shelby Rivers only has a few months of secondary school left when, along with a group of friends, she narrowly escapes with her life after a terrifying car accident, thanks to the kindness of a complete stranger. As she recovers, Shelby realizes her friends are no friends at all. Years later, she feels compelled to carry out a meticulously crafted plan to exact her revenge, in an attempt to wipe away the painful memories.
When Shelby returns to her hometown after a considerable absence, she finds that although the landscape has changed, her feelings have not. After gathering information on her so-called friends with the sole purpose of ruining their lives, Shelby is quickly sobered when she realizes that she too has been the focus of someone else’s attentions, and this person has pieced together her catalogue of deceit. Once Shelby puts her vengeful plan into motion, there is no one left to catch her fall—except, once again, a complete stranger.
In this engaging tale, deception envelops a dysfunctional quest for absolution as a woman faces the demons from her past once and for all.