"Don’t panic," Cara’s sister whispers. Cara’s mind reels with possibilities. She is the 18-year-old daughter of a vastly wealthy political candidate who has won an easy primary but faces a tough senatorial fight in the short months ahead. Not shy in front of the cameras, and easy on the eye, Cara has become a favorite of the media and has done her father’s campaign nothing but good in the polls. Until now. Cara and her family are about to be swept up in the cruel modern world of Internet shaming and viral siege. Cara’s private life is out there, permanently.
A teenage girl has been murdered in the sand dunes just outside the house of Dr. Peter Hamilton. The victim is his daughter. Among those looking on as the police investigate is 17-year-old neighbor Amy Lund, a gifted, home-schooled student almost certain of admission to Harvard. Yet she has a secret - and is torn between keeping quiet about what she knows and divulging information that would destroy her own reputation.