Rumors of a ghost lure beginning reporter Brandy O'Bannon to a mansion on an isolated Florida lake and into an investigation that leads to a forty-five year old skeleton, a concealed murder, and an unexpected romance. As Brandy searches for answers, she questions eccentric suspects and tries to help an intriguing young architect save the century-old home from developers. Hidden emotions boil to the surface when she unravels events at the house during a fatal, long-ago celebration. As she closes in on the truth, she becomes a target for the killer. After escaping threats and attacks with the help of the conflicted architect, who opposes her investigation, and her golden retriever, she devises a daring plan to trap the murderer. It almost costs Brandy her life, but her scheme solves the mysteries of both murder and ghost by exposing the secret of the house.