In this second Detective Max Richards book, he and his sister inherit their mother’s estate and find an old wooden box on a shelf in her bedroom closet. It reveals a secret about her that they never knew and connects them to an abandoned Victorian house in Snowflake, Colorado where Max and his wife already own a remote cabin. During the Christmas holidays, they fly to Snowflake to investigate the abandoned old house. Following their tire tracks in the snow, the Snowflake police chief introduces himself and quickly becomes part of their tight knit circle of friends. Max retires from his thirty year homicide job, pulls up roots and moves to Snowflake. Unexpected twists and turns change their lives in ways they never dreamed.