Jane Cho is a former legal investigator who returned to the seaside town of Waverly, MA to run a takeout food shop, Comfort & Joy, and to live a quiet, safer life. Jane is a cousin to David, who was in TRUST and their grandfather also has a strong supporting role, as the retired town sheriff. David’s best friend, Jake, who was also a main character in TRUST, is the current sheriff.
Jane is enjoying the simpler life, but she was a really good legal investigator (think Kalinda from the Good Wife), before moving to Waverly, after someone she was investigating tried to kill her. She thought everything was behind her as that person was convicted and is behind bars.
But one peaceful morning, Jane stumbles over a dead body while taking out the trash. The dead woman ran a nearby bed and breakfast and had been threatened by Jane’s thriving new business and had even filed suit the previous week to try and shut her down. Stranger still, someone is sending Jane cryptic messages and it’s not clear if he is trying to warn her or impress her with his efforts to make her problems disappear.