When the empty house next to Faith Briar Church goes up for sale, Kate's inquiries at Betty's Beauty Parlor lead to questions about the former owner, the reclusive Mavis Bixby. Mavis disappeared just over a year ago, and no one knows where she went. The suspicious circumstances surrounding her departure make Kate fearful that something bad happened to her. While Paul is occupied tracking down his mother's secret recipe for the big chili cook-off, Kate looks for answers. Missing documents, a suspicious stranger, and a dangerous secret lead to a life-and-death chase for the missing Mavis. As Kate gets closer, she begins to understand how secrets can hurt, but the truth can set you free.