One spring evewning Faith wallks in on her husband, the Reverend Tomas Fairchild, embracing another woman. It's a terrified Miss Lora, Ben Fairchild's beloved nursery-school teacher, who has been receiving threatening phone calls. In addition, controversy is raging over the fate of Beecher's Bog, a large tract of land behind the church. Opponents of the propsed development receive poison-pen letters. A connection to Miss Lora's calls? Finally, when a unfinished house is set on fire and a corpse discovered in the flames, Faith finds herself investigationg a murder.... and being stalked herself!