Virginia Montgomery returns to Camp Silverwood in New Hampshire for her third summer to teach riding to teenage girls. Shortly after her arrival, a series of “accidents” befall her. Ginny doesn’t know who wants to harm her, but secretly fears that Jerry Talbot, head of the riding program, may be involved. There is a rift between them; Talbot once loved her and Ginny now fears that his love has turned to hatred. Their relationship is complex and often volatile. Ginny quickly finds an ally in the mysterious new tenant of Abbott Hall. Her friendship with Dr. Glen Abbott evolves quickly into love, but Abbott has secrets of his own, and when a young woman is found murdered, he becomes the police’s prime suspect. The police set a trap to catch the killer. But the murderer has a will and a plan of his own as he sets the stage for another killing.