The novel is set in the Jane Austen world of Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth and Darcy have been married by 6 years and have two children. Their peaceful life is interrrupted by a murder on the estate. How and why this happened is revealed by one of the suspects after the trial is over. The book is not so much about the murder (we are given no clues and there is no investigation) but about life on Pemberley Estate. I did find that fascinating but would have liked more on the murder itself.