Avery Kylie Grambs has been entitled to the fortune and possessions of billionaire Tobias Hawthorne, thus disinheriting his family. Tobias Hawthorne, in his will, stated that in order for Avery to permanently inherit what has been granted in the will, she has to live in the Hawthorne house for a year. Forced to live with resentful and distrustful heirs, Avery has to try to figure out why she was chosen to inherit Tobias Hawthorne's fortune, all the while dealing with the complexities of the residing Hawthornes.
The most compelling aspect of the book was the fact that it revolved around trying to solve a puzzle. The puzzle was complex and contained multiple intertwining components and surprises, and the several smaller puzzles within the one made the book more interesting.