Kate thought she knew about her 15-year-old daughter, Amelia. As a young law student Kate found herself pregnant and raised Amelia, qualified as a lawyer and became successful. She appears to have everything. A comfortable home in a desirable part of Brooklyn, and a place at Grace Hall prep school for Amelia: the perfect life.
But it doesn’t take much to bring Kate’s world tumbling down. She receives a phone call from Grace Hall. There has been an incident and Amelia is to be suspended. Kate comes immediately to collect her from school. However, dropping everything is not always an option, and public transport can sometimes let you down.
She arrives at Grace Hall too late to find her only child now lying on the concrete, covered by a sheet. What could make a normal, happy 15-year-old jump off a building to her death?
Alternating narratives draw us into the lives of Kate and Amelia, reconstructing the events that led to Amelia being on the roof of the school. Did she jump? Or is something darker going on?