Clara Morrow has finally achieved her dream of becoming a successful artist. To celebrate her solo show at the famous Musee d’Art Contemporain, she and her husband, Peter, throw a party at their house in the village of Three Pines. However, in the morning there’s a dead women in her garden! Enter her old friend Chief Inspector Gamache to find out who the woman is and more importantly, who murdered her. Along the way, Clara has to deal with changes in her marriage, and Chief Inspector deals with challenges in his life as well.