For Persimmon ‘Simmy’ Brown, life in the Lake District is, as ever, far from relaxing. Before she can enjoy the idea of being the future Mrs Chris Henderson, her fiancé discovers the body of his friend, antiques dealer Jonathan Woolley, strangled to death in Grasmere.
With the help of her friends and amateur detectives Ben and Bonnie, Simmy finds that many people had a reason for wanting Woolley dead. And with Chris’s increasingly odd behaviour, Simmy begins to wonder if he is more involved in the murder than he is saying. How can she put her trust in a man with something to hide?