Cassie True escapes a controlling religious cult but forsakes her freedom and returns to help her friends break the chains and lies that bind them.
Cult leaders view Cassie True's unexplained overnight disappearance and the subsequent arrests of key members with suspicion. When she refuses to bow to intimidation, they do all they can to humiliate her, which means degrading "cleanse" sessions as well as public shame. Daily, she and others suffer increasingly callous treatment. Yet, court-ordered to participate in the cult's rehab program, she knows she can't leave again.
Corban Dahlstrom, whose winks and smiles melt Cassie's heart, and other friends in her secret circle encourage her to persevere until graduation. With their help, she knows she can do it. But when she learns her beloved grandma is on her deathbed, she asks the program director's permission to travel, and he grants it. Even so, the cult leaders fight her departure with everything in their arsenal.
Will Cassie see her grandmother before she dies? Will the rehab program help her overcome addiction and enable her to return to her music career? Will her friendship with Corban be thwarted or allowed to grow into an "approved" relationship?