This is an introduction to the Benni Harper series. Benni has recently been widowed. She becomes involved with murder in her new job where she meets Gabe for the first time. Benni feels she has to solve the mystery of a series without the help of the police department. This brings her into constant conflict with Gabe, who is the temporary police chief. Trying to "go it alone" causes Benni to get herself into a lot of danger and exasperates Gabe as well as the reader.What makes this book special is the feeling Benni has for her dead husband, the hurt she feels when he is killed in a car accident, the tentative movement of healing when she starts thinking about Gabe and the heartbreak when discovering that the new murders are connected to her husband's death.