Bookstore owner Annie Darling s life is all about murder mysteries: reading them, selling them and solving them Summer is a hectic time for Annie and her husband, Max. Sun and scorching temperatures never fail to bring swarms of tourists to their mystery bookstore, Death on Demand, for the latest beach reads. Not to mention the whole island is buzzing with excitement over the upcoming Broward s Rock Fourth of July dance. Shell Hurst is the kind of woman wives hate for good reason and most of them wish she would just disappear. But when she does last seen walking into the pine trees during the Fourth of July fireworks display Annie can t help but feel like someone should be looking for her. Annie and Max are soon following a twisted trail marked by blackmail, betrayal, and adultery, winding from the corridors of the island s lovely inn to a pier lashed by pelting rain, to a gathering on the terrace of a country club where a trap is set for a calculating killer "