In Jewel Bay, all is merry and bright. At Murphyâ€™s
Mercantile, AKA the Merc, manager Erin Murphy is ringing in
the holiday season with food, drink, and a new friend:
Merrily Thornton. A local girl gone wrong, Merrilyâ€™s turned
her life around. But her parents have publicly shunned her,
and they nurse a bitterness that chills Erin.
When Merrily goes missing and her boss discovers heâ€™s been
robbed, fingers point to Merrilyâ€”until sheâ€™s found dead, a
string of lights around her neck. The clues and danger
snowball from there. Can Erin nab the killerâ€”and keep
herself in one pieceâ€”in time for a special Christmas Eve?