Kate Williams has worked just about every Saturday during her sixteen years as an attorney. As a result, she’s there on the Saturday morning that a small human skeleton and a plastic baby doll are discovered in the crawl space of her bungalow-turned-office. As the case develops, she becomes involved in an investigation that unearths some not-so-nice secrets from her past.
Detective Webber and his crew are assigned to the case. Without any missing person reports to go on, Webber already has his hands full professionally. To top it off, his personal life is a mess. His thirteen-year-old daughter, Emily, has just run away from home. Desperate, he asks Kate to help find her. Lucky for Kate, she does not have to look long. After Emily suddenly appears in her bedroom in the middle of the night, Kate becomes an unwilling guardian for the teenager—without any idea that she is about to take on her next client—a fifty-year-old corpse who is not taking death lying down.
In this funny and fast-moving Kate Williams mystery, a ghost, a skeleton, and a home’s clandestine past all come together to create a perplexing case complete with one bewildering revelation after the other until the very end.