Lynne Frank is queen of the carpool line and master of the artful snack. She is pleasantly adrift on the warm currents of her life in suburban Boston, until the week her husband Michael loses his job and finds out his father is dying. Optimistic Michael copes by packing up the family for an extended visit to his remote Australian hometown. Paranoid Lynne—terrified of flying, crocodiles, and making choices—resists. Australia is a world away and full of poisonous, man-eating creatures.
After a string of professional defeats, TV director Allis Crowell returns to her quaint New England hometown to revive her career by directing a season of The Home Network’s hottest reality show: House Haunters.
But when ghosts only Allis can see begin revealing clues to a long-dead scandal that impacts the whole town, she must risk disclosing her personal secret in order to solve a 200-year-old murder mystery before on-set sabotage brings an end to her career—and maybe her life.