I'm interested in the story, but I think the pacing is a little off. Too much information was given right at the beginning, IMO. Other than that, it wasn't bad. It got my attention, and now I want to know more about Katie and her family.
"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way." -Charles Bukowski
"And by the way, dearie, your punctuation sucks canal water!" -The ghost of VivianVance