Seeking a fresh start after ending a decade-long stagnant relationship, 30-year-old Beth Williams returned to her hometown of Davison City, located on the Northwest Minnesota prairie. Now she is successfully juggling a job as a Library Assistant and graduate school. Beth’s peaceful life is suddenly upended on the evening of the 1968 Winter Solstice. While most of the world is transfixed by the televised images of the first manned lunar orbit, Beth is rushing through the eerily quiet city park trying to get to work on time. Suddenly, a body rolls down the hill and lands near her feet. She glimpses a shadowy figure at the top of the hill. Before the police arrive, the body disappears and they dismiss the whole thing as a drunk who fell, was stunned, and then wandered off after regaining consciousness. However, Beth is certain that a murder was committed. She and her best friend, Evie Hanson, both mystery novel buffs, decide to investigate. The menace grows when Beth discovers she is being followed around town. Beth and Evie realize they must solve the case before it is too late.