A dead colleague isn't the best way to start a semester or a romance.
Sheridan Hendley is a professor and psychologist, not a sleuth. When her colleague at Cold Creek College, Adam Millberg, is murdered, she is charged with helping the Detective assigned to the case. Her good friend becomes the prime suspect and Sheridan is motivated to help solve the case and prove Kim isn't guilty. It also becomes apparent that Sheridan is attracted to the handsome Detective. As Sheridan tries to connect all the people in Adam's life, she finds out that many women have a motive for Adam's murder. Slashed tires are the first indication that Sheridan's involvement is obviously making someone nervous.