Born in the middle of Australia's biggest-ever earthquake, Miracle is fourteen when her world crumbles. Thanks to her dad's new job at Compassionate Cremations - which falls under suspicion for Boorunga's spate of sudden deaths - the entire town turns against her family. Miracle is tormented by her classmates, even by Oli, the boy she can't get out of her head. She fears for her agoraphobic mother and for her angelic, quake-damaged brother. When Oli plays a cruel trick on Miracle, a chain of devastating events is set off. Then her dad is arrested. Miracle takes the full weight on her shoulders. How can she convince the town of her dad's innocence?