Peggy Rector's life is no bed of roses, despite her hunky landscape gardener boyfriend, Jess Carson. Their relationship has its ups and downs, and his teenage daughter is no help. Both face critical decisions, and their romance hangs in the balance.
When an unpopular wealthy homeowner goes missing, a rural Texas community pulls together to search for him, but it's Peggy who finds Vince Koenig dead. The arrow in his abdomen belongs to her best friend's son, and the police are gunning for him.
Peggy's gut tells her he's innocent, and once again, the members of the Stinky Springs Ladies Social Club band together to investigate the crime. A second death hardens her resolve to solve the crime, but the murderer is on to her. A Christmas ice storm leaves Peggy isolated and vulnerable. Alone, she must outwit a clever killer to survive.