This is an amateur sleuth mystery, with a heavy comedic bend (smart humor). Here's the back cover blurb: Ten years ago, Samantha “Sam” Carter bailed on her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Now she’s back – a return less anticipated than Lebron James’, but Sam’s mom has been in a funk and now she’s blowing off bingo?
Sam suspects that her mom’s depression may not be all it appears, but she gets side-tracked when her investigator brother Paul drags her into a case. They’re on the hunt for a client’s missing wife, Tracy. Sam discovers she has an old connection to Tracy, but will that help Sam find her or only land herself in a trap she can’t escape?
Shadowing Sam in her hunt is Johnny Rosato, a warmer complication from her past. Sam's emotions are mixed, but her lower half has a strong opinion.
An ancient and unfinished crush, a secretive mother, an aiding and abetting best friend, a hot cop, a creepy uncle, and a living garden gnome all compete to distract Sam as she stumbles down a distorted path.
Can she find Tracy? And will childhood ties suck her back in for good?