Fifteen-year-old Annie is just about to be released from the local insane asylum when she does something that threatens to push her treatment back indefinitely: She kills an asylum guard.
An event that Annie claims was an accident turns her whole life upside-down. The move to a more secure area of the asylum means a change in her entire social circle, from her psychiatrist to the inmates who were her friends. With no outside visitors allowed, she is completely cut off from her boyfriend. And she will soon find her position as murderer replaced with that of victim…
The worst part? Annie knows in advance that she's going to be killed – though not when, how, or by who. Understandably enough, all her pleas for help fall on deaf ears – who's really going to believe an inmate will be murdered in a high security area of an asylum? Even her new friends scoff her fears – until the day one of them finds a knife, and Annie's prediction becomes reality.
Long after the blood is cleaned from the walls, several of the remaining inmates are still wondering how many of Annie's other paranoid-sounding beliefs were true. If she was right, they are all in danger from power-hungry doctors and a corrupt government – and, as they will discover when they try to escape, each other.
Annie kills a guard and gets moved to a new ward. Then what? and how in the world do power-hungry doctors and a corrupt government fit into things? And 'insane asylum' is a phrase that stopped being used quite some time ago.