When Darcy Sweet's friend asks her for help in finding out more about a young woman's mother she thinks that it will just be a routine communication with the other side. But when she is unable to establish any contact with the woman she is confused. There seemed to be only one reason for it but it didn't make any sense.
Keeping her suspicions to herself she begins to investigate to see if she can come up with another reason for the lack of communication. Upon more investigation the mystery deepens and things may not be as they seem. What really happened to the woman?
And if that wasn't enough Darcy's very proper mother comes for a visit. Not having had the easiest relationship with her mother Darcy is disconcerted when she doesn't act at all like herself, showering unexpected attention on Darcy and her sister. As if the hugs weren't surprising enough there is also the issue of her mother acting mysteriously. It was just another mystery for Darcy to unravel. What was her mother up to?