The main characters in this novel are Grace, Noah, Megan, Rosie, and the Scarred Man. Grace's mother is dead and she has to move in with her grandfather at Embassy Row. Many people think she is crazy.
Grace wants to find and kill the man who killed her mother, but no one believes her and who she accuses. Everyone tells her it was an accident, but Grace knows the truth.
People are trying to keep Grace out of trouble and they are lying to her which is keeping her from finding and killing the Scarred Man.
Grace finds out the truth about her mother's death and wants to learn more about the secrets and lies behind it.