Harry Lancaster is learning that nothing shakes up life like a dead body. Once a world-traveling anthropologist, sixty-seven-year-old Harry now struggles with a fractured hip and the void created by retirement and his wife’s passing. His new caregiver, energetic millennial Emma Stockton, is fighting demons of her own, with growing doubts about her career and imminent wedding to a possibly too-perfect groom.
After finding Harry’s bothersome neighbor Paula Daniels poisoned, Harry and Emma are swept into the sinister undercurrents of Harry’s condo community, the chicest locale in a small university town. Beneath the picture-perfect façade, tensions run deep, secrets abound, and clues are held by the most unlikely informants.
When another neighbor is fatally shot, Harry realizes he and Emma may be in grave danger. But danger won’t stop this unlikely duo.