|Annabelle lives a quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town – until Betty Glengarry arrives. Despite being a sweet-looking blonde girl, Betty is shockingly cruel and manipulative. At first, she bullies Annabelle, but then decides that Toby, a reclusive and strange World War I veteran, would make a better target. Everyone in the town thinks there's something a little bit off about Toby – except Annabelle. She has firsthand experience of Toby's kindness. But then the town blames Toby for Betty’s atrocious act of cruelty and no one will believe Annabelle. When Betty and Toby both disappear, Annabelle is left questioning how much she really understands about people, while trying to cling to her faith in them. As tensions in the town grow, Annabelle's compassion and faith in justice might not be enough to convince the town of Toby’s innocence. Your young readers will be moved by this haunting tale of courage and compassion, discovering their importance even under the most bleak of circumstances.