Minneapolitan Mira James has been taking it easy since
college graduation - too easy. Due to a dead-end job and a
cheating boyfriend, the Twin Cities have lost their charm,
and Mira decides to begin a new life in rural Battle Lake.
Right away she is offered jobs as an assistant librarian
and part-time reporter, and falls into an unexpected
romance with a guy who seems to be the perfect man - until
he turns up dead between the reference stacks her tenth
day on the job.
Anxious to learn more about the man who had briefly stolen
her heart, Mira delves into the hidden mysteries of Battle
Lake, including a old land deed with ancient Ojibwe
secrets, an obscure octogenarian crowd with freaky social
lives, and a handful of thirtysomething high school
buddies who hold bitter, decades-old grudges. Mira soon
discovers that unknown dangers are concealed under the
polite exterior of this quirky small town, and revenge is
a tator-tot hotdish best served cold.
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