White—domestic worker extraordinaire turned accidental sleuth—managed
to get her kids into a private school, she didn't know they'd be
be getting as much attitude as education. So she jumps at the chance
to spend time with them at Amber Cove, an exclusive, all-black resort
in Maine, where she can observe them with their wealthy friends—and
keep them from turning into people she doesn't want to know.
While some of
the guests—including her own daughter—are giving Blanche an insider's
view of the color and class divisions within the black community,
the godson of a feminist commits suicide, another one of the guests
has a fatal encounter with a radio while taking a bath. When Blanche
is enlisted to use her considerable wiles to find out if these events
are connected, she discovers a web of secrets that someone may be
willing to kill for—and a man determined to sweep her off her feet
no matter how much she weighs.