First, Stella Crown's friend, veteri-narian Carla Beaumont, is car-jacked. Then three more women-a truck driver, a minister, and a personal trainer-are targeted for vandalism and theft. Then kind-hearted Dr. Peterson is found murdered in her office.
Worried that she and her farmhand Lucy might be next, Stella makes it her job to find the connection between the victims, get Detective Willard to stop the violence, and track down the killer.
Meanwhile, Stella's boyfriend Nick insists on joining her on the farm. Will he, with his newly diagnosed MS, be able to protect her? More importantly, does she even want him to? Stella's not sure where to focus her attentions. But focus she must-or more women will die.
Judy Clemens lives in an old farmhouse in rural Ohio with her family. Their livestock consists of four housecats.