Hilderbrand returns to the setting of all her books – the small island of Nantucket.
Zoologist Celeste Otis and Benji are to be married at the home of Benji’s parent’s, Greer and Tag Winbury, estate on the water. Celeste’s small, middle-class family includes only her father and mother, who is dying from terminal cancer, but made it to Nantucket to see her only child married. The whole family feels out of place next to the Winbury’s extravagant home and want to make a good impression on their future son-in-law.
The morning of the wedding, Celeste discovers her best friend and maid-of-honor, Merit, dead on the beach. At first glance, the death looks like an accident. However, as police Chief Ed Kapenash begins to interview the guests and major players in the Otis and Winbury families, secrets begin to unravel, revealing several suspects who have motive and could want Merit dead.
Lots of drama amp up the plot to make this another winner from bestselling author Hilderbrand.