Christmas is just around the corner and Charlotte has every intention of making it the best one ever for the residents and shops of Kingfisher Falls. After the success last year of the bookshop’s ‘Giving Box’, she’s roped eleven other traders into joining her ‘Giving Tree’ project.
But Mayor Jonas Carmichael wants the project to fail. And he is quick to blame a recently returned, down-on-their-luck local when some of the gift cards go missing.
Meanwhile, Trev has a new constable to train and can’t seem to find the right moment to propose to the woman he loves.
As the thefts devastate the town and shoppers avoid Kingfisher Falls, Charlotte faces a big decision when news about her past casts doubt on her future.
With days before Christmas, can Charlotte solve the mystery of the missing cards and exonerate the accused local, or will the person behind all the crime in town finally take their revenge on her?
The Charlotte Dean Mysteries are small town whodunits with a unique Australian twist from the author of The Stationmaster’s Cottage.