We meet Lily, an 8-year-old girl who lost her family. She moves in with her Aunt Tate and Uncle Miles. Lily reveals that Uncle Miles is molesting her. She tries to run away at 9 but her uncle says not to do it again because it will kill her aunt Tate. Lily’s classmates give her a hamster but Aunt Tate doesn’t like rodents so Uncle Miles breaks the hamster's neck. Lily spends the night with her best friend, Beverly Ann and is ready to spill the beans on what her uncle is doing to her but she’s afraid of losing her best friend.
Lily loves to dance so when she graduates high school, she leaves Kansas for the bright lights of Vegas. She also had become friends with The Aviator... Lily also found out the accident that killed her family was caused by her father driving the wrong way on a highway and the Aviator took the blame for it. Lily became a showgirl and was loving so she changed her name to Ruby Wilde. Ruby was also doing drugs... like speed. She couldn't work the night that MLK was shot and killed.
I loved all the characters especially, Lily, The Aviator, his boyfriend Jack and especially Lily’s daughter, Sloane. Highly recommend this book