A new year and a new case for Finch & Fischer.
When a much loved pillar of the community is found dead in the duck pond early one morning, the village residents are left reeling with shock.
Initially deemed a tragic accident it’s not until Penny receives a letter from the victim, dated one week before the death, that she begins to suspect a different motive.
But with no clues to work with, and the polite but dismissive attitudes from her friend and the police inspector, she eventually admits to letting her imagination run away with her.
Then a piece of evidence is found, potentially linking the crime to an incident fifty years in the past and Penny has to resort to subterfuge to bring the suspect into the open.
But will she manage to crack the case before they disappear forever?