At first, Beatrice thinks nothing of the mysterious plant that turns up on her doorstep one morning. However, when she is visited by the rather sinister Sigmund Hargraves, who insists that the plant must be returned to him, sinister events start to unfold that leave her with more questions than answers.
Luckily, Benedict Addison is on hand to help her, however soon finds himself drawn into a mystery that takes him and Beatrice on a journey of adventure, love and danger. When bodies begin to turn up and appear to be connected to the plant, Beatrice and Ben are forced to face the very real possibility that there are yet more sinister goings on in Tipton Hollow that neither of them are prepared for, and they must work together to keep the plant out of Sigmund Hargraves' clutches while the police investigate the murders.
However, to do that Ben has to first persuade her that he is not the ogre she thinks he is, and that a future can be theirs for the taking if she will only consider him to be her match made in heaven.