The year is 1992, and Gracie Charles is the epitome of trouble down to every last cell in her body. With a knack for delinquency and secrets worth protecting, she manages to land herself in one foul situation after another.
Blackmail, splintered relationships, and court-ordered community service are just the tip of the iceberg. But when her father's deteriorating health forces them to move from the scenic town of Swallow Hill, nestled high in the mountains, back to Larkspur City, Gracie's carefully constructed façade begins crumbling around her.
All of a sudden, Gracie finds herself forced to fight for her own survival in the world of decades-old family mob connections, lies around every corner, and one befalling misfortune after another. And while she's out trying to keep her two brothers safe, her friends safe, her parents safe, and her secrets safe, who's going to save Gracie?
Warning, this is a very rough draft, and is subject to loads of revisions. Thanks for reading.
P.S. Formerly known as Tales from the Fifth Floor.