Lucy Freers is at the top of her game: she has a hip, successful husband; a whip-smart daughter; a career as one of Hollywood's most innovative animators. But when Lucy learns that her nanny, Brandon, has been murdered, her world turns from romantic comedy to noir.
Though five months pregnant, Lucy is compelled to investigate the murder and she begins right at home with the discovery of a fuzzy video-tape that shows yet another killing. Hidden among Brandon's things, it reveals a children's casting call where an eight-year-old is engaged in the most horrific crime.
Lucy plunges into a brilliantly-observed world of tap-dancing toddlers and stage parents fuelled by ruthless ambition. A land where kids will kill for a part... literally.