Meet Dovey Coe, a twelve-year-old, self-reliant, outspoken resident of Indian Creek, North Carolina. She's a tough, feisty young lady, who feels a sense of responsibility for her brother, Amos. Her older sister, Caroline, has plans to break out of Indian Creek one day and go to college to make something of herself, but tragedy strikes. Parnell Caraway has been found dead. Did Dovey do it? Wonderful characters and thoughtful suspense!