Premieres Sunday, October 8 at 9 PM ET/PT
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
While attending a party at the home of publishing magnate David Weston (Garry Chalk), Henry (Dylan Neal) and Maggie (Brooke Burns), along with the other guests in attendance, become witnesses to a shooting. When David’s son Douglas (Chris McNally) and stepson Ken (Toby Levins) re-enact a famous family duel as the party’s special entertainment, the guests are shocked as Ken falls to the floor. Ken has actually been shot and is quickly pronounced dead by Maggie, who now has a new investigation on her hands.
Maggie and Henry learn the biological Weston children and their step-siblings from their father’s second marriage are at odds with one another over the proposed future of the Weston business empire, and that Ken was David’s choice to take over when he retires. As Maggie and Henry proceed with the investigation, Henry seems to be holding back some personal stuff that throws up a red flag for Maggie. When Henry gets a surprise visit from someone from his past, she learns a bit more about why Henry is reluctant to share some painful reminders from his childhood.
Naturally, the three surviving Weston children, all adults, become prime suspects in what is now an official murder investigation that grows more complex with each passing day. David Weston suffers a heart episode that may or may not be an attempt to kill him; a saddle strap is cut, resulting in a riding accident that could have killed Weston’s son-in-law; daughter Felicity’s (Vanessa Walsh) car crashes after someone tampered with its brake line and somebody’s having an affair with a married neighbor.
Henry eventually opens up to Maggie and they become even closer. As they follow the clues – both real and planted – the seasoned policewoman and the “gourmet detective” tighten the net on a killer clearly intent on striking again, unless the pair can stop the culprit in time.