The story starts out with Drayton and Theodosia Browning attending a rat tea party hosted by Doreen Briggs. Doreen is the president of the Ladies Opera Auxiliary and one of a handful of social powerhouses in Charleston, South Carolina. Everything is apparently normal until a fire is accidentally started and tragedy takes a turn.
This book is freshly written, even after book 18 in the series. Childs keeps you pulled in from the guy in a rat suite answering the door, through all the twists and turns and surprises, until Theodosia's and Riley's conversation at the very end. And, I though all the recipes and Tea Sources at the end of the book was such a fun surprise! After reading this book, I'll be adding the others in the series to my TBR :)