Evie's mom is beautiful and glamourous, her step-father Joe is a good guy, a WW2 vet who doesn't like to talk about the war and we do find out why.
Joe is a changed man when he come back from the war and soon after he is home he takes Evie and her mom to Palm Beach and they stay in a swanky hotel for many weeks. The book ends with a tragedy and is quite the mystery. This is a book of mystery and history and normal growing up drama and more than that. What an incredible book, one that I got lost in and would highly recommend to everyone.