A seemingly peaceful small town in Illinois has been hanging onto its sinister secrets much too long. The proud, professional Roberts family wants to keep it that way. They’ve been paying blackmail for years. Then their worst nightmare - Jenny Masters - returns. The whole town is curious and clamors for her attention. Within a couple days, though, one Robert’s family member is murdered and another mysteriously disappears. Naturally they blame Jenny. Strangely, she is also being threatened.
Meet Max and Michelle. Theirs is an unconventional thirty-year sometimes romantic relationship that has recently included some creative crime solving. Being Jenny’s friends - completely convinced of her innocence - they rush to offer their assistance. After thoroughly enjoying an assortment of friendly residents and fun-loving local gossips, Max and Michelle use their unique combination of analysis and logic to unravel the mysteries buried just below the surface of previously placid New Attica.