Emily Thorne is the newest arrival in the Hamptons. By all appearances, she's a friendly and sophisticated "girl next door," but with a dark family history, appearances can be deceiving.
Seventeen years ago, her father was framed for a crime by neighbors he trusted, and was sentenced to life. Emily never saw her father again, and spent her childhood consumed by rage, loss and betrayal. Now she's returning under an assumed identity with one goal in sight – revenge.
Every social overture is a carefully planned chip at the foundation of her sworn enemies.
Victoria Grayson is the glamorous matriarch of the Grayson family and reigning queen of the Hamptons who holds a dark secret. Conrad Grayson is the head of the Grayson family, a man willing to do whatever it takes to slither out of scandalous situations. Daniel is the Graysons' son who finds himself unable to resist Emily.
Charlotte, their daughter, fits right in with the "mean girls" of the Hamptons, but is also drawn to boys from the "wrong side of the tracks." Nolan Ross shares a link to Emily's past, her present and her secret. Jack Porter has spent his life helping his father manage the Stowaway Tavern, and when fate brings Emily into his life, he's unable to shake a strange connection to her. Declan Porter, Jack's kid brother, is intrigued by the wealthy world of these elite vacationers and finds a target in Charlotte Grayson.
This week Emily's most valuable ally turns against her, so she reaches out to her mentor. Victoria's worst nightmare comes true and the threat of Tyler's negative influence grows