When sixteen-year-old Jessica Hill witnesses the horror of her father’s murder at the hands of the Russian Mafia, her life will never be the same. Entering the Witness Security Program, she must give up everything she knows, move across the country, and become a different person.
After testifying in front of the Grand Jury, Jessie relocates to a small college town on the opposite coast until the trial. Her older sister gets to go to the college of her choice and her younger brother can fit in anywhere, but Jessie knows it won’t be that easy for her. As if she wasn’t enough of a social pariah at her last school, an all-girl college prep academy, now she’s thrown into a new school her junior year with a nose job, extensions, and colored contacts—not to mention a new name. She doesn’t even recognize her own reflection in the mirror anymore. Forced to give up her award-winning photography and join the basketball team, Jessie—now Kassie—wonders who she really is.
Fitting into a new school becomes the least of Kassie’s worries as paranoia hits her and she suspects the mob has found her. Despite their handler’s reassurances, Kassie is worried when a girl is attacked that could have been mistaken for her. When she’s chased by a man calling her Jessie, she knows they’ve found her, but with the trial looming it’s too late to run and hide again.
When her efforts to get justice for her father are impeded and tragedy strikes once again, Kassie wonders if it would be safer to give up everything and vanish once again, because how much can one person endure to do what’s right?