Everything changes during winter break when Meg's house burns to the ground. Meg doesn't want to leave her middle school in mid-year where she and her two friends are planning to try out for cheerleaders,. so when the rest of the family decides to move for the next six months out to the edge of town on Gran and Granddad's farm, Meg makes a plan. She will stay during the week at old Mrs. Coles's house on the hill. That way, she can take the bus to her old school and will spend weekends with her family on the farm. Mrs. Coles, although elderly, will be able to stay in her home.
Then secrets begin to pile up. Her brother has a secrete about the cause of the fire. Mrs. Coles has a secrets about her health. Meg has a secret about events leading up to the theft of Mrs. Coles's silver.
Which secrets should be kept? Which must be revealed?