After her husband is killed by a drunk driver, Kelly Harris and her son TJ move to Ohio to a sprawling Victorian House left to her husband by his grandmother.
Dealing with her overwhelming grief is a struggle for Kelly as she adjusts to life in her new town. Within a short time, however, life takes an unexpected turn when the Alexa unit in her son’s bedroom starts to cry, and a little girl’s voice comes out aking for help. At first, Kelly is freaked out and grabs her son and dashes from her house in the middle of the night, spending the night at the nearest motel. But Kelly isn’t willing to be chased from her home by a ghost, so decides to find out what the ghost wants.
Mixed into this drama is a detective Kelly meets and becomes drawn to. Rob Porter is investigating the disappearance of a child named Marilee and is taken aback when Kelly’s ghost mentions Marilee’s name. In fact, the ghost says "Marilee’s with me." Whether that means the child is a ghost as well is a question Rob and Kelly hope to answer.
Pekin Dewlap hasn’t seen a ghost since she was twelve. But she’d do anything to get them back. Starting a ghostbusting business with her two best friends, Amber and Scout, seems like the perfect way to accomplish her goal. Of course, playing with ghosts isn’t high on their wish list, so Pekin has to do some arm-twisting to get them on board.
Once committed, Pekin and her friends find themselves in deep, trying to solve the disappearance of fourteen-year-old Miranda Talbert. Miranda went missing in 1918 and her spirit has wandered the halls of Elmwood Manor for the last hundred years.
In the midst of finding Miranda, discovering her budding feelings for Scout, and consoling a terrified Amber, Pekin is met by an angry ghost set on thwarting her plans. Will the Ghosties be able to help Miranda, or will Pekin’s business die before she solves the mystery?
A heartbroken ghost searches in vain for her baby. Pekin Dewlap and her best friends Scout and Amber are hired to help her spirit go into the light by the kindhearted homeowners who have grown fond of the crying ghost. The teens move into the house while their clients are on a cruise, and their first order of business is to find out the ghost's identity.
Now, armed with the ghost's name, along with those of her husband and baby daughter, it's time to set the ghost free. However, it isn't as easy as the kids expect
First, Lily the ghost doesn't seem to be aware of their presence, and when she finally "sees" them, she becomes angry and destructive.
The Ghosties track down Lily's husband and daughter to for their help, but much to their surprise, their invitation is met with hostility. The father has secrets of his own that he must protect. If Pekin and her friends can't convince the father to help them, they may never be able to set Lily free, and send her into light.