Birdy thought she knew her family and friends. She was wrong. Birdy’s grandfather is dead -- shot by her childhood nanny, Patricia. Her father is bent on bringing Patricia to justice: her mother’s having an affair with the minister who has come to bury Birdy’s grandfather: her best friend Louis is an escaped slave: and the local doctor’s mind has clearly jumped the tracks somewhere along the way. Who can Birdy turn to for help with her grief and confusion? Who can she trust? The latest volume in this brightly colored, thought-provoking series brings new challenges and intrigues to The Lost Colony as everyone’s secrets begin to unravel and nothing is quite what it had seemed.