When megamillionaire and imitation cowboy Rex Taylor proposes building a country-music theater in Scumble River, everyone’s ready to do the boot-scootin’ boogie - except school psychologist Skye Denison. She’s been asked by Suzette Neal, Rex’s assistant and a rising country star, to investigate her mother’s suspicious death 27 years earlier. No sooner does Skye agree to help than she finds Suzette literally flattened - and very dead.
This has fast become a case of two questionable deaths, and suspicion seems to be hovering over Suzette’s inner circle: Rex’s jealous wife, a mysterious man in a black pickup truck, and the sizzling-hot singer Flint James, who also happens to have been Suzette’s bitter rival for country-western fame. With a honky-tonk full of suspects and a tangled web of motives that stretches back two decades, Skye has two options: Rise to the occasion or end up as flat as a crêpe.