Joan Witherspoon is a vivacious, full of life, and athletic young lady who is a senior at Fall City High School. One evening, after returning home from volleyball practice, she finds her parents dead in their bedroom. Because her parents were heavy smokers and had a history of coronary heart disease the sheriff and doctor concluded that they'd died from cardiac arrest. Years later, Joan is considered a suspect in the deaths of her parents and a suspect in the death of two other residents of Fall City. Romance, jealousy, lies, greed, deceit and murder evolves around this murder mystery ... things are not what they seem to be.