Ava Collette is punishing herself for an unspeakable tragedy. So she flees Boston and rents an old home named Brodie's Watch on a remote coastal peninsula of Maine, hoping to finish writing the cookbook she's been working on for months. She immediately feels at peace in the isolated house—until she hears strange noises. Rumor has it that a sea captain named Brodie has haunted the house for decades. One night Ava awakens to find herself face to face with an apparition who looks—and feels—all too real. Meanwhile, there's been a series of accidental deaths nearby that don't add up. As Ava starts to check into the previous renter's mysterious disappearance, she uncovers disturbing secrets that some in town are desperate to keep hidden. Soon all of Ava's waking hours are consumed by her investigation, and her nights are ignited by Captain Brodie's ghostly visits. But even as she questions her own sanity, she knows she must uncover the truth before a killer strikes again.