Chris and Emily have grown up living next door together. Their families have shared everything from Chinese food to chicken pox to carpool duty. Parents and children alike are best friends, so it's no surprise that in high school Chris and Emily 's friendship blossoms into something more. They've been soul mates since they were born.
So when midnight calls from the hospital come in, no one is ready for the appalling truth: Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot wound to the head. There's a single bullet in the gun that Chris took from his father's cabinet - a bullet that Chris took from his father's cabinet - a bullet that Chris tells police is intended for himself. But a local detective has doubts about the suicide pact that Chris has described and Chris finds himself on trial for murder.