Michael, Ali’s new stepfather, is kind and generous—at first. Then he starts setting all kinds of rules for Ali, her mom, and her little brother. And Michael gets furious when anyone breaks his rules. Then Ali sees bruises on her mom, who won’t admit that anything is wrong. She isn’t about to let her second marriage fail. As Michael grows more impatient and demanding with all of them, especially her little brother, Ali worries about their safety. But what can she do? Michael can be very charming, so who will believe how he acts when no one else is around? One night, Ali is forced to face the truth. She has to do something—before it’s too late.