If guillotines are for the guilty, Matty Keg fears she will soon lose her head.
The summer of 1964 should have been a happy time for 12-year-old Matty Keg. Her bucolic little town of Kingsville, Saskatchewan seems like the ideal place for a young girl with a keen sense of hearing and a quick wit. And yet, Matty is plagued by painful memories and overwhelming guilt that lead her to a shocking discovery. Could it be that the solution to her guilt is staring her right in the face?