Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to Osage Flats, Kansas to live with her maternal grandparents and her cousin, Allegra, after her mother commits suicide. Lane doesn't really know anything about her family. Her mother ran away when she was young and severed all ties with them. Allegra, abandoned at birth and raised by her grandparents, begins to show Lane the perks of being one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But the Roanoke girls don't last long around here, they either die young or run away. When Lane stumbles across the truth of why she has no choice but to run.
Now, eleven years later, Lane is barely making ends meet in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her that Allegra has gone missing and he wants her to come home. Returning to Osage Flats means facing what happened all those summers ago. Unable to resist her grandfather Lane returns to Kansas, determined to find her cousin.
I like the way this book goes between the summer Lane first arrived at her grandparents house and the summer she returned. It builds up to some shocking revelations about the Roanoke family. It was hard to put down because I just had to know what happened next.