Thirteen-year-old Andi Carter wants to surprise her mother with the perfect birthday gift. But earning the money for it proves harder than she expects. It takes time, but at last, one of Andi's ideas is working out. . . until the day she witnesses a back-alley crime that places a beloved citizen at the scene. A divided town and the suspect's vengeful younger bother put pressure on Andi to admit she made a mistake.
When her horse, Taffy, disappears, Andi must reexamine her conscience and make a decision: Is the price of telling the truth worth losing Taffy forever?