Soon after newcomer Lacey Havnel arrives in the quiet, well-heeled lakeside getaway of Evening Lake, Massachusetts, she is discovered stabbed and a vacationing Detective Harry Jordan must track down the killer before another murder is committed.
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.
Sal Jenkins is always thrilled when her husband Harry returns from sea. As chief steward on the SS Amazonia , he provides well for his family and Sal enjoys the status that his position affords her. Their daughters do not share Sal's excitement - it is only a matter of time until their father's drinking and violence begins.