Emily has settled in the picturesque village of Ashton Mead, where she lives with her puppy, Poppy. Life is finally going well for Emily. She has a cottage of her own, a job she likes and friends. Then she stumbles on the body of a woman who apparently drowned in the river.
The other villagers suspect foul play and are quick to blame Richard, Emily’s next-door neighbour and a newcomer to the village. Emily finds it hard to believe her friendly neighbour could be a cold-hearted murderer. When she meets his attractive son, Adam, her feelings become more complicated. Determined to find out the truth behind the death in the village, Emily travels to London to track down the man with whom Richard’s wife was having an affair.
Unfortunately for Emily, her visit does not go as planned. Instead of helping clear Richard’s name, she finds her own life is in danger…