For Karo Bäcker big city life far away from Klein-Beken has long since lost its appeal. So she has returned home to the small village community together with her attractive husband Kai, a manager coach. With childhood friend Britta, Karo at first spends a carefree time filled with happy memories, but her joy over her homecoming is short-lived. Notorious womanizer Kai, whose countless affairs had put their marriage at risk more than once in the past, still seems incapable of resisting the attractions of the opposite sex. Even Britta has trouble fending off his advances. Then suddenly Kai is found stabbed to death – of all places in the smokehouse on Britta’s farm.