Thirty-two-year-old Mila Petrova is living a temporary life in Agria, a Greek village that crackles with gossip and secrets. By day she sells shoes to people who claim to have invented the bathtub but can’t muster up enough enthusiasm to use their own contraption. By night, she tries—and fails—to work up the courage to hunt for her brothers’ killers. Fifteen years ago, they murdered a local policeman. Fifteen years ago, a secret and stealthy someone exacted revenge.

When Mila receives a kick in the pants in the form of a letter from her old home, she (finally) launches her quest to ferret out her brothers’ killer—or killers. But she lives in a village where the list of suspects contains every resident’s name, and occupying the top position is the man she is desperately trying not to love.

This will end badly–just ask anyone in the village. Especially Kyria Dora, who has an opinion on everything and everyone.

Once again, Greece works its singular magic in this charming, and often laugh-out-loud novel.