Hilde Higgins is positive the body she saw on the gurney was not the same Mabel she saw on the gurney earlier. But who wants to believe a mortuary hair dresser who dropped out of school and left a posh salon to do the hair of dead people? She's not even sure her own mother believes her. But Hilde is positive bodies have been switched and Mabel is missing.
Hilde spends the novel searching for the missing Mabel, watching out for her landlady and her nephew, and making social faux pas with her mother. Mehl does a a great job taking us inside the life of a small town funeral hair dresser who is constantly finding trouble.
I for one am ready for more of Hilde Higgins and her exciting neighborhood.