This story is set in the slums of New Orleans. It is a story of sixteen year old Hailey Trosclair. Facing the trials and tribulations of most teenage girls these days with a few more dramatic twists. When her family, which consists of her Father (Deadbeat but lovable father), Mother (self absorbed and overly relgious) and Brother Cyrus (rebellious and overly protective), suffers a string of financial hardships and a miscarriage. Hailey and Cyrus befriend Moses Watkins, a failed preacher and ex-con. They get tangled up in his views on religion and begin spending more time with Moses. Gradually, though, Moses becomes increasingly more violent, and Hailey and Cyrus soon find themselves trapped in a world of danger and fear from which there may be no escape. At 170 pages this book is a comfortable read in less then 2 hours uninterrupted. I would have defiantly bought it had it not been graciously given to me to review by the Author. The story line was great and if elaborated could have been easily another 200 pages. But over all a great book.