With tears and a tight hug, Rylee Everley’s dad left for Afghanistan with the Army Reserve. Since his deployment, her mom has been distant, her sisters are constantly fighting and Rylee at only thirteen years old has to be the glue to keep them together. While her mother stays locked in her room, Rylee has been forced into the role of parent, driven by keeping her promise to her father to be strong. Now two years later, a freak accident involving a bus at school promises to restore some normality to her family. In spite of not knowing how their father is, her mother is happy and her sisters don’t seem to fight as much as they used to. Rylee herself is seeing more of her friends and is even trying to sort her own feelings out about Brock Parker, the son of friends of the family. However, something dark threatens to disrupt that normality for personal gain and it’s willing to break every rule to get what it wants.