When zookeeper Theodora 'Teddy' Bentley fishes the body of Koala Kate out of the harbor, she discovers that the zookeeper was strangled. And the clues to Koala Kate's killing implicate other animal keepers at the zoo. Meanwhile, to pay for repairs on her houseboat, Teddy agrees to appear on a weekly live television broadcast featuring misbehaving animals.
Alex and Christine and Zachary and Lydia have been friends since they first met in their twenties. Thirty years later, Alex and Christine receive a call from a distraught Lydia: Zach is dead. In the wake of this profound loss, the three friends find themselves unmoored.