Tell me if this sounds contrived

This is what I would like opinions on. My gamebook story is a horror mystery. I use this as the prompt for the characters establishing the main plot. The player character is asked to help their friend do something nice for the friend’s wife. The wife has left to go see her dying mother who is currently in hospice care. What he requires is help with researching the mother’s sister and the sisters family. They’re looking for details about their lives and the events surrounding their disappearance. It’s then explained that the mother never knew the sister and that she and her family disappeared 33 years ago. The friend would like to do this and give what they find to the mother. Hopefully providing her with some closure.
Does this sound too contrived?

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