Emily Calby has been through a lot and come out the other side ferocious. When two men killed her mother and sister, she ran. But three years and several dead bodies later, she's learned everything she needs to know about self-defense, except for what to do when you get arrested for murder.
She's quickly extradited and whisked off to a terrible juvenile detention center, where guards abuse prisoners, and she struggles to find her place. But Emily builds up her list of allies - her cell mate, sensitive, damaged Rebecca; a kind female guard; and her public defender, Paula - and would do anything to protect them.
The murder case had good twists and turns, keeping your interest. I loved how Emily used her intelligence to help further her own case despite the lack of resources available to her. Emily's final actions were a shocking conclusion to this page turner.