Twenty-eight-year-old Kendra Clayton never quite broke out of her hometown of Willow, Ohio. She works part-time as a GED instructor and beefs up her income by hostessing at her uncle's restaurant, soaking up the local gossip. It's a quiet life, but Kendra hasn't given up hope that one day Mr. Right will walk through the door. In the meantime, her sleepy hollow is about to get a rude awakening, and Kendra is about to get some excitement - though it's not quite what she had in mind. When her friend Bernie's boyfriend, a notorious womanizer, is brutally murdered, both she and Kendra are implicated in the crime. The only way Kendra can save herself - and the friend she believes is innocent - is by doing some investigating of her own. And the closer she looks, the more suspects she finds. Between Jordan's past and present conquests - and a chain of emptied wallets and vengeful hearts - which one could be a killer? As Kendra's curiosity draws her deeper into the case, she also becomes attracted to a man who may hold the missing piece of the puzzle - if she can survive long enough to put it together.