Last time in No Laggard in Love Louise and Hamish went to visit Aunt Catrin at her dying mansion. People inferred things. Other people ran away...to down the road.
Louise and Hamish arrive home to quarrel. Hamish receives…or was it gives, a mysterious phone call. He then rushes out of the house on a secret rendezvous, taking care to warn Louise to lock the doors. Wow-Wow agrees. There is something funky outside. After Hamish leaves, Louise walks around the house, sees Alistair far off on the nearby lake, gets jealous of Mona whose portrait is missing, and phones Aunt Catrin’s house. She gets Kirsty on the line. Kirsty had just been doing her tarot card reading thing. She warns Louise that there is death in the woods. Oh no! Wow-Wow had been right. There was something wrong in the woods.