“Distraction” is the name of the game for Brandy Alexander. But, a new job assisting an activist lawyer, a new fitness routine, and a slew of new hobbies including knitting, guitar, and learning Espanol, aren’t fending off her new heartbreak, as she pines for erstwhile boyfriend, enigmatic Nick Santiago, who left town mysteriously and hasn’t been heard from since. Brandy’s not the only one with love woes. Ex-boyfriend , Bobby DiCarlo, struggles to maintain things with his new girlfriend; brother Paul and friend Janine don’t realize they’re perfect for each other; and Brandy thinks best friend John’s boyfriend hasn’t been that nice to John lately – and being mean to Brandy’s friends is a mortal sin in her book. Brandy’s work load increases when boss Walter lands in the hospital after a snake-bite attack arranged by a vengeful ex-con from Walter’s past. As Brandy sets her sights on tracking down Walter’s attacker, she becomes the target of his vengeance. Meanwhile, Brandy is also investigating the disappearance of Jennifer, the daughter of one of Walter’s old friends. Brandy discovers that the last person to know of Jennifer’s whereabouts was Dr. Eugene Wakefield, a spiritual guru with a checkered past. Wakefield insists that Jennifer has been sent on a “mission,” but Wakefield’s story isn’t holding holy water. When Jennifer’s body turns up, Brandy’s suspicions are confirmed. Brandy infiltrates the cult as a would-be “lost soul” to find some hard evidence on the slippery faux-pastor and his devoted following of women who would do anything to protect him. Brandy has a lot on her plate when Nick reenters the picture. It’s rough going for the two, but at least they’ve got each other’s backs, locating Brandy’s attacker before he hunts her down, and working to expose the sinister Wakefield in No Such Thing as a Lost Soul: A Brandy Alexander Mystery.