Madison Revere, a lawyer in her late twenties, has just been made an associate partner in the firm of Baker and Kerr located on the New Jersey shore. One of her first duties is to help execute the will of a software entrepreneur, who died when his rope broke while climbing with his wife in the Alps. Everything appears to be going smoothly, until the man’s sister claims that her late brother’s wife, who stands to inherit a fortune and control of his company, murdered him. Although Madison’s boss is inclined to ignore the charge because it lacks proof, she quickly finds herself personally involved in an investigation of the claim. In addition to this, Madison must deal with her difficult mother, who wishes to purchase a farm to set up a commune for her women’s support group. Madison also must move from her apartment because her best friend across the hall wants to confiscate it for her slacker of a fiancé. And, finally, Madison must also decide whether to take this as an opportunity move in with her police officer boyfriend, Parker. Can Madison solve all these problems before she runs out of rope?