When a grieving mother begs you to find out who is responsible for her daughter's death, what do you do? If you are Kinsey Millhone, the hard talking (but soft hearted) private investigator in Santa Teresa, California, you shrug your shoulders and say that you'll take the case.
The beautiful and mysterious Lorna Kepler died in what the authorities are calling natural causes. Lorna's mother, Janice, believes that her daughter was murdered. When Kinsey delves into the case she finds that, at the very least, Lorna must have been living one heck of a double life. While Lorna was only employed part-time at the Santa Teresa water treatment plant. However, she had a stash of expensive jewelry and a multitude of investments worth a least a half million dollars.
What secrets will be revealed as Kinsey works the case?
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