The last way sixteen-year-old Molly Hanover would choose to spend her summer vacation is to stay for a month at the exclusive Midwestern lake resort owned by her mother's sappy new boyfriend, Chet Hollingsworth. Without her friends, the cute guys from school, and the possibility of a summer job back home in Pinewood, what's a girl to do? But in spite of all of her whining protests, Molly finds herself at Chet's expensive mansion on the Resort at Secret Lake with a string of endless days to fill before she can go back home.
Resigned, she decides to while away the time working on her fashion design portfolio, making herself some new clothes, and keeping in touch with her best friend Kathryn.
But Molly's vacation quickly turns out to be more than she bargained for. In addition to befriending Tucker and Nicky, two of the resort's cutest rich boys, she makes the frightening discovery that Chet Hollingsworth is after her-and not her mother at all-with the most sinister of intentions. When Nicky and Tucker let Molly in on a chilling secret, she finds herself unwittingly catapulted into a tumultuous season of intrigue, mystery, romance, and terror. Will she live to see July?