In this Christian cozy mystery, the characters are trying to understand God's plan in their lives. High school teachers Emily and Franklin, in this small Michigan town near Lake Michigan, work on the puzzle of finding a dead custodian in a closet. Ralph, the custodian, has done an excellent job of making everyone in this high school disgusted and fearful of him. So who finally comes to his wit's end, enough to get rid of him?
There are four main characters: Emily, an English teacher, Franklin, a social studies teacher, along with Emily's two children, Katie and Tom. The book is told from the perspective of these people, one chapter at a time. Each character goes through important life issues, but the mystery ties everything together.
There is romance in each character's life, and two approaching marriages. One character discovers the saving power of Jesus. One character is able to show compassion and Jesus' love as he ministers to many diverse people in a hospital.
One reader writes: "There are interesting characters and relevant topics skillfully woven through this murder mystery. Also there are lots of twists and turns and intrigue right to the end."