Toni and Ryan are a typical small town high school couple. They are looking forward to graduating and starting a life of their own, but those dreams are cut short when Toni’s sister Nichole is murdered and everyone thinks that Toni and Ryan did it. Life gives them no choice but to follow the rules and serve their time, but once that is done both of them vow to find the truth. They find that their small town has stayed the same in some ways and changed in others. As they unravel the past and try to find the truth they must also decide if they still have a life together and if they still want to. I loved the characters in this story, The characters play a key role for me in the books i read and these guys stayed with me after the book was finished as good characters do. The story is also told in alternating chapters of present time and the past. The story encompasses love, friendship, loyalty, family, truth and justice and does it well.