Bookstore owner Annie Darling and her PI husband, Max, are restoring Franklin House, an antebellum home on the small South Carolina island of Broward’s Rock. A mysterious woman calls Max’s office and leaves a message that she has hidden something in Franklin House, but Max treats it as a crank call. When Annie hears about the call, she goes to the woman’s house and finds her dying of a gunshot wound. Is there a connection between the murder and Franklin House? When someone takes a shot at Max while he is chasing an intruder who was breaking into Franklin House, he and Annie realize that they and their new home are in danger. Hart’s many cozies are distinguished by the carefully constructed motives that drive the crimes. Readers will be drawn to the island setting and the intricate web of broken relationships that frame the puzzle.