Jack Mercy died and left his ranch and assets to his three daughters providing they followed the stipulations in his will. They were required to stay together on the ranch for a year or else it would be given away. They were closers as sisters while someone was killing animals and people as a method to threaten them into leaving.
The killer was not obvious, which is what happens in most mysteries. I did have a problem that it took a full year for the cops in the book to find the killer. They were on a ranch in with a limited amount of suspects. The time frame felt off and a little unrealistic.
I liked the men in the novel and their relationships with the women. I liked how the romances developed over the year.