We first meet Katie Byrne at seventeen. She and her two best friends share a passion for the theater and have spent much of their childhood rehearsing plays in an old barn. One day, Katie leaves for home early. Realizing she's left her books behind, she returns to find one friend has been raped and murdered, and the other lies unconscious. Ten years later, katie, a struggling actress in New York, is still haunted by the tragedy. Her big chance for stardom comes when she wins a major role in a broadway play. A promising love affair adds to the excitement of working in the theater. But Katie must face the demons of the past before she can embrace the possibilities of the future.
"Bradford's characters linger in the heart and mind long after the book has ended." (Midwest Review of Books)