Velma Johnson, the town busy body, keels over in Melanie's stylist chair just as she's about to reveal a secret to Melanie. As details emerge around Velma's death, Melanie enlists the help of her best friends and business partners, Claire Davis and Jack Dancy, to find the killer. Could it be one of the three girls who work side by side with Melanie at the salon, all of whom were present when Velma died? Or one of their clients that were there as well? Or what about Buford Woods, the client who threatened to have the last laugh when Melanie refused to date him and who suspiciously shows up outside the salon right after Velma dies?
It's a race against time as Melanie finds herself prey to a stalker intent on ruining her life, and one who's behavior is escalating. As Melanie solves the puzzle that has become her life, someone is dead set against letting her discover the truth, much less live to tell about it. And as she discovers the truth, she finds the missing piece to an unfinished puzzle from her past.