When she was three, Alena's activist mother died. She's been raised by her half-brother and his boyfriend in east London, which is under attack by a lone bomber. Alena wants to know what her mother was like but her brother won't tell her anything. Alena gets more and more angry until she does something truly rebellious that costs her brother his job and threatens the very stability of her family. After years of being a good girl, Alena discovers she can be a troublemaker, just like her mother. Now she must figure out what sort of trouble is she willing to get into to find out what she needs to know.