As killing her ex isn’t really an option, Lily decides to fix her shattered life. Leap Rock however has an insatiable appetite for victims.
Recently divorced and bereaved of her beloved godmother, Lily is a mental and emotional wreck when she arrives at her inherited cottage in Crux Cove.
Expecting peace and quiet, she’s unprepared for the dismal village, its eccentric inhabitants or the effect of the cliff that towers over it.
She certainly doesn’t need the likes of brooding Ben Brinkley in her life nor the scorn with which the Verster women treat her. Neither Ben’s mute ex fiancé, Blanche, nor her watchdog, Mister Gray, alleviate the situation. The same goes for Casey Brinkley, the mentally handicapped artist and Delphine, the woman of colour who knows far more than she lets on.
Leap Rock with its four commemorative crosses doesn’t give up its secrets easily, but gradually the stories emerge. The expanding picture they paint is not a happy one and the star of the story is Maya, Lily’s late godmother.
When Lily’s ex pitches up with his beige-bitch, she assumes things cannot get worse but when he disappears, they do. Even when she proves to be the main suspect, she still hasn’t hit the bottom.
This only happens when she looks a murderer in the eye at the top of Leap Rock.