Welcome to Hartwell, an English village full of cobbled streets, ancient curses, and buried secrets.
Although the village may have laid Lord Hanley to rest, his death creates almost as many problems as did his life.
While Lady Lucy Hanley hides in her manor home recovering from her miserable marriage and dodging a stalker, she’s determined to focus on raising her young son and finding ways to make the manor financially viable. Rachel Foxton, who’s long imagined a life away from Hartwell, has her dreams of escape thwarted by a family drama. Dr. Meera Kumar’s budding relationship with the village vet bathes her in a golden glow…until her ex arrives delivering troubling news that threatens everything she’s built. Jo Ormond is convinced she knows what she wants—her detective job back in London—but as she investigates several local crimes that seem linked, including Lord Hanley’s murder, Jo begins to contemplate putting down roots in Hartwell.
Can friends Lucy, Rachel, Meera, and Jo bury the secrets of their own pasts while danger follows them?