"I worry most of all about the youngest boy.
Bad things have been happening lately. Unpredictable things, that I don’t see coming."
Lily and Charlie are best friends: a boy and his cat. So when Lily sees Charlie’s bruises and realizes someone is hurting him, she is determined to get to the bottom of things. Who would do something so terrible? But Lily is up against many challenges in trying to get her family to focus on Charlie.
Lily thinks Mom’s new best friend is charming, but he’s also a stranger. Kevin, the oldest boy, is falling apart because he misses his dad, who was kicked out months earlier. Victoria, the middle child, has a boyfriend who Lily despises and suspects may be Charlie's bully.
Most strangely, why is Dad carrying his gun, even when he’s off-duty?
Lily knows what it's like to feel helpless. But she also knows you don't always have to be the biggest or the strongest to fight fiercely for your family...