Alison Kerbyâ€™s guesthouse is haunted all year round. Surviving the dead of winter, though? Thatâ€™s a spooky proposition. Even with a blizzard bearing down on New Jersey, Alison can count on at least two guestsâ€”Paul and Maxie, the stubborn ghosts who share her shore town inn. Then thereâ€™s her widowed mother, who hasnâ€™t just been seeing ghosts, sheâ€™s been secretly dating one: Alisonâ€™s father. But when he stands her up three times in a row, somethingâ€™s wrong. Is he a lost soulâ€¦or a missing apparition? Their only lead is an overdramatic spiritâ€”stage name Lawrence Laurentzâ€”who doesnâ€™t take direction well and wonâ€™t talk until they find his killer. Alison will reluctantly play the part of PI, but when the clues take a sinister turn, the writing is on the wall: If Alison canâ€™t keep a level head, this will be her fatherâ€™s final actâ€”and maybe her own.