Tannie Maria writes the Love Advice and Recipe Column for the Klein Karoo Gazette- words of wisdom for the lovelorn, along with a recipe for something delicious that may help.
But Tannie Maria's own problems resist her attempts to self-medicate, even with an amazing peanut-butter coffee chocolate cake. Her new relationship with Detective Henk Kannemeyer continues to be haunted by the memory of her abusive husband, and she decides to check out a PTSD counselling group run by a man they call the Satanic Mechanic.
But then someone is murdered-poisoned with mustard sauce-before her eyes, and Tannie Maria's quest for healing takes a more investigative turn. Which means her intimate relationship with Henk is about to get professional. And more importantly, very complicated.