Allie Garvey is en route to her childhood home to attend the funeral of a high school friend. Allie is grief-stricken and full of dread because she fears she will encounter the two surviving classmates with whom she has shared an unbearable secret for 20 years.
The action then moves back in time 20 years to a horrific night when the lives of five teenagers, including Allie, are changed forever. Drinking and partying in the woods near the tony development in which they live, one of them suggests they play a deadly prank on the boy who has just moved into the neighborhood. The prank goes tragically wrong, resulting in deadly consequences.
The teenagers have kept the details about that night a secret, believing that getting caught would be the worst thing that could happen. But time has taught Allie that not getting caught was far worse. She has been haunted for two decades by what she and the others did . . . and by the fact that she never told the truth. The secret has caused her to remain aloof and detached from everyone she loves, especially her husband in whom she has never confided. Allie has served as her own judge and jury, sentencing herself to a life sentence for her silence.
Allie is on the brink of losing everything she holds dear and knows that her silence has to end. At long last, she longs to stop wondering exactly how the prank turned deadly, but her inquiries lead her to a shocking and deadly revelation.