Marcy Sullivan never wanted to move away from the small suburban area she grew up in. She didn't want to leave behind all the memories she had in her old home. She didn't want to abandon her childhood friends and struggle to make new ones in a city she didn't even want to move to. Most of all, she didn't want to start her life all over again.
But ever since her father died, in what the media believed to be a police misfire, she can no longer make any decisions for herself. So, when her mother receives a job promotion and has to move to a new city, Marcy doesn't argue at all. She knows her mother is having a harder time accepting her father's death than she, so Marcy tries to help her mother as much as she can. Cooking, cleaning, watching over her two younger siblings and reassuring them that life would go back to normal someday – Marcy did all this while her mother was busy making a living.
While stressing about fitting into a new school, making new friends, and trying to cope with her father's death, Marcy has a full plate on her hands. But once she stumbles upon a worn out, leather-covered book, and starts to hear a voice that constantly makes snide and sarcastic comments inside her head, Marcy has more than just high school to worry about now.