When two murders shock the active-adult community where Emily Christopher lives and her ex-husband turns out to be the prime suspect, she is put into the uncomfortable position of trying to solve the mystery. Using her contacts in the police department and her own investigative experience, she must unravel the connection between the two victims and the strange gatherings occurring in the neighborhood. The information she uncovers sends her to the North Georgia mountains and the small town of Blue Ridge in search of strange stones called fairy crosses.
With the assistance of her best friend Linda—an "expert on superstitions"—and her very patient boyfriend Nick, Emily discovers the truth behind the criminal activity taking place in her community. But before identifying the murderer, they must weather a violent storm and unmask a stalker.