Genevive Pearce is eight years old when she moves from Macon, Georgia to Elm Grove, New York. Coping with the death of her brother and yearning to return to her southern roots, Genevive does her best to settle into her new surroundings. She befriends Marty, a neighborhood boy with a vivid imagination and a penchant for adventure. When tragedy strikes her friend, Genevive is innocently caught between the political wrangling of two prominent families, and is forced to testify against the son of the most powerful man in Elm Grove. As Marty lies in a hospital bed fighting for his life, Genevive will give compelling testimony that will prove the truth can indeed set you free.