Jean has a volunteer job at the library, a good friend in Karen Carver, and spends her free time shopping for knickknacks at thrift stores around town. She even has a grudging respect for Police Chief Nick White, though they’re not what you’d call friendly. When a new dead body pops up, Jean is intrigued. The victim has been missing for more than a decade, and there seems to be an interesting story there that Jean and Karen just cannot resist. Uncovering secrets both old and new, Jean finds herself in a race against time to figure out who the mastermind is behind some dark and sinister things going on in the town. It’s a race she can’t afford to lose, but will she be able to figure out the answer before she goes one step too far?