Stephanie Armstrong lost everything and everyone she knew when she was just fifteen. Now, two years later, she's pursuing her past alone on the road, but it's been far too long with far too little to show for it. Time has worn her down, and trouble seems to follow her wherever she settles down. Out of leads and will to go on, she hopes to recuperate in the small town of Quinn, Massachusetts. Being an outsider in a white picket fence town proves to be more difficult than she'd expected, until she finds friends in tough-love Kirsten and ever-quiet Daniel. But when the secrets she's been carrying forever come back to bite her, she has to figure out whether it is really possible to live the life she longs for with such a twisted past.