When an employee at the local zoo is found dead, the victim of an apparent snake bite, at first it seems like an accident. But something doesn't feel right to Nora, who'd previously met both the dead man and the snake. So, before long, the ladies' relaxing weekend away on a tropical island is plagued by a murder mystery.
Nora Newberry has been working to make her dreams come true and finally, after 10 years, it's time! She's moved back to her hometown of Milburn, Wyoming, and, together with her lifelong best friend, Raquel Madden, is opening the diner they've been planning since high school. Life couldn't be better...and it's time to celebrate!
"Plot is good but characters are weak"
Nora Newberry's best friend and business partner, Raquel, has just been murdered. The one man she had thought she loved can now be seen moseying through town with a supermodel dangling off his arm. And the diner she and Raquel had planned on opening together may never feed its first customer. At least she still has her friend, the town sheriff, Sean. So when the sheriff's deputy is killed at the town's annual Viking festival and everyone suspects Sean of murder, Nora realizes she must prove him innocent.
Nora Newberry is doing her best to move forward since her best friend, Raquel Madden, was murdered and their dream of opening a diner together was shattered. While things will never be the same, she knows Raquel would want her to be happy, and this helps guide her toward a future she wishes they could have shared. A future where The Madness Diner will be open for business and thriving! Until that happens, however, she has been keeping her culinary skills sharp by catering events around her hometown.
When a man confronts his ex-wife in Nora's newly-opened Madness Diner, Nora immediately comes to the woman's defense. Thankfully, after striking Nora and pulling a gun, the man is eventually apprehended and hauled off to jail. Once again, all is peaceful at the diner...until that night, when the news is received that the man has escaped!
Nora Newberry has been working to make her dreams come true and finally, after 10 years, it's time! She's moved back to her hometown of Milburn, Wyoming, and, together with her lifelong best friend, Raquel Madden, is opening the diner they've been planning since high school. Life couldn't be better, and it's time to celebrate! Sadly, the celebration doesn't last long. Just three days before the diner is set to open its doors, Raquel is found murdered. Nora is thrown into a murder investigation that may end her own life.