Kit Crockett lives on a farm with her grief-stricken, widowed father, tending the garden, fishing in a local stream, and reading mysteries from the library bookmobile. One day, Kit discovers a mysterious and beautiful woman has moved in just down the road.
Kit and the newcomer, Bella, become friends. But when a malicious neighbour finds out about their friendship, Kit suddenly finds herself at the centre of a tragic, fatal crime and becomes a ward of the court. Her Cherokee family wants to raise her, but the town folk and her carers instead want her sent to a boarding school. Kit secretly keeps a journal recounting what she remembers—and revealing just what she has forgotten. Over the course of Stealing, she unravels the truth of how she ended up at the school and plots a way out.
In swift, sharp, and stunning prose, Margaret Verble tells a powerful story and reaffirms her place as an indelible storyteller and chronicler of history.