Reverend Annabelle Dixon, a madcap vicar with a taste for sweets and a nose for crime, has agreed to fill in for the local minister on the tiny Scottish island of Blodraigh. For Annabelle, it’s a chance to get away, and spend some time with her brother and young niece, who live on the storm-swept island. But she has no idea she’s about to be drawn into a web of mystery and intrigue.
When a box of valuable jewelry is discovered on the island, the townsfolk give it to her for safe-keeping in the church. But greedy thieves steal the jewels in the middle of the night. The crime ignites a flurry of gossip and accusations, that threatens to plunge the secretive community into chaos.
As a violent storm approaches the island’s rocky shores, Annabelle is determined to find the real perpetrators, and expose the secret that threatens those she loves. Annabelle’s passion for desserts is matched only by her desire to seek justice. But as she begins her investigation, she must struggle against the incompetent local police, as well as a community steeped in suspicion and gossip.
With time running out, can Annabelle solve the crime before the culprits strike again? Or before the islanders take matters into their own hands?